Snow affects roads around Omaha-metro on Friday

By  | 

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- 8:50 P.M. – Traffic was backing up Friday night in the southbound lanes of Highway 75, which were closed while Nebraska State Patrol investigated a crash involving a trooper near L Street. The trooper was rear-ended but was not hurt in the crash, according to an NSP tweet.

5:16 P.M. – While OPS canceled all evening activities, many games remained scheduled for Friday night. [DETAILS]

5 P.M. – Omaha officials said snow plows have been out mostly east of Interstate 680 as that's where most of the snow has fallen.

Omaha Public Works officials said they were prepared ahead of the storm Friday, sending 100 trucks out to plow roads with 175 more back-up trucks ready from another contractor if needed.

In La Vista, officials said they had salted deck bridges and were working around the clock on back-to-back shifts.

Bellevue finished pre-treating roads around 10 a.m., officials said.

4:31 P.M. – One of our 6 News crews checked on driving conditions along Highway 75 in Bellevue.

3:24 P.M. – Omaha Police report they are temporarily not responding to reports of non-injury crashes. Drivers are advised to move away from traffic and exchange information.

SNOWPLOW TRACKERS: Omaha | Nebraska | Iowa

2:12 P.M. – Ice and snow is covering roads across southeast Nebraska, deteriorating travel conditions south of Interstate 80.

1:34 P.M. – Meteorologist David Koeller reports snow has started to fall in Omaha.

12:33 P.M. – As weather forecasts continue to call for snow across the Omaha-metro in the coming hours, OPS has called off its after-school and school-related activities for Friday.

CLOSINGS: Check listings here

Omaha Public Schools said in Friday's press release that weather and subsequent road conditions could delay buses during drop-off. The release also states that Foundation Kids Club would be closed and that students would remain supervised until they were picked up.