Update: Police Responding Again To Crashes

By: Channel 6 News Email
By: Channel 6 News Email

Shortly before 10 a.m. Omaha Police began responding again to non-injury car crashes. They has suspended that activity for much of the morning because the number of crashes across the metro were too numerous to track.

A light band of snow that began moving through the Metro between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. left a treacherous glaze on streets and highways.

One of the many crashes involved at least four vehicles and an Omaha Fire Department Rescue Squad at Blondo and Country Club Ave. Radio dispatches indicated that no one in the squad was injured.

Radio dispatches did indicate that one person was transported to the Nebraska Medical Center in serious condition. The person had suffered a broken leg.

Omaha police stopped answering crash calls unless they involved injuries. As is standard in weather situations like this, drivers were asked to exchange information and file accident reports later.

Officers on law enforcement scanners could be heard all over the Metro asking for sand and salt trucks. Channel 6 employees reported seeing trucks on Interstate 80 but the status of city trucks was not immediately known.

Much earlier in the morning, around 4:15, multiple crashes at the I-80/680 interchange closed the I-80 eastbound ramp to I-680 but it later reopened.

Another trouble spot was the junction of eastbound I-80 to I-480 northbound. Several cars and trucks had slid off the road there.

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