Latest round of wintry weather puts brakes on metro activities

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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - The latest round of wintry weather is tapping the brakes on activity in the metro.

The Omaha Public School District, Millard Public Schools, Westside and Council Bluffs Public Schools have canceled activites and some rural schools dismissed early as the snow rolled back through eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.

OPS tweeted Monday afternoon that buses could be delayed by up to an hour because of the weather in the area. Parents with questions about transportation should call 531-299-0140.


Several traffic accidents have been reported.

The Nebraska DOT advises using caution expecially in southeast Nebraska if you're on the road. "Slick spots, freezing drizzle, and snow are all affecting driving conditions."

According to a statement from Omaha city officials:

"Full city crews will remain on duty around the clock. We anticipate residential snow plowing with the contractors. City crews will then follow with salt in the residential areas through Wednesday morning. We'll get an update on contractors a little later this afternoon."

The wintry mix of precipition in the Omaha area should give way to all snow. A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until midnight.