Snow route parking bans, sidewalk rules in effect in many parts of the Metro

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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- Accumulating snowfall made Omaha-metro roads slick during the morning commute. The snow turned to sleet then freezing rain, tapering off during the lunch hour. 6 News is out checking on city street conditions as the evening commute gets in full swing.

Lots of snow still on Leavenworth Street at 7th Street on Friday afternoon. (Rachel Urbanski / WOWT)

Below are the latest 6 News updates on how the weather is affecting the area.


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4:39 p.m. -- Omaha Public Works said in a news release that the department is ending operations at midnight Friday, which means all property owners have until midnight Saturday to clear sidewalks of any remaining snow. "Failure to do so may result in removal by the City of Omaha, and a subsequent assessment to the property for the cost of the work," the release states. [ INFO ]

4:06 p.m. -- Live look at Omaha streets in the 6 News Stormtracker

3:12 p.m. -- NDOT tweeted that a crash at 192nd Street on West Dodge Road was blocking two of the westbound lanes.

3:08 p.m. -- According to a Metro Transit news release, City bus service will stop for the night at 7 p.m. Friday. "A decision will be made later in the evening as to when service will start on Saturday morning," the release states.

MOBY paratransit services will stop at 6 p.m. Friday, but will attempt to re-start service at 10 a.m. Saturday, according to the release.

1:28 p.m. -- Omaha Police tweet that officers are now on accident alert status.


1:07 p.m. -- A crash at Exit 75 near Adair, Iowa, has slowed traffic on Interstate 80, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation. [ DETAILS ]

12:12 p.m. -- Road conditions in Council Bluffs have caused the city to cancel Friday's scheduled trash and recycling pick-ups. Those services are expected to resume Saturday.

11:36 a.m. -- Ralston has declared a snow emergency, requiring drivers to clear emergency snow routes before 2 a.m. Saturday.

11:10 a.m. -- 6 News crews are out checking on road conditions as sleet falls in Omaha.

11:04 a.m. -- A semi rollover crash has Highway 75 closed just north of the junction with Highway 8 near the Kansas border, according to Nebraska 511.

10:18 a.m. -- Two new crashes have been reported on westbound Interstate 80 near 36th Street, near the I-80/I-480 split.

8:32 a.m. -- Kansas City Interational Airport is close, according to a tweet from the official KCI Twitter account. Terminals are open as crews treat surfaces.

10:44 a.m. -- Four semis were involved in a crash that left three of them blocking the left lane of southbound I-29 between Honey Creek and Crescent. [ DETAILS ]

9:01 a.m. -- One-vehicle crash reported on southbound Interstate 29 near the Lake Manawa exit.

8:02 a.m. -- Gov. Pete Ricketts has postponed his town hall in Fremont, scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Friday. The ceremony honoring the Fremont Rural Fire Department for their work during last year's floods is still planned for 3:45 p.m.

7:55 a.m. -- Council Bluffs has declared a snow emergency, putting a snow removal parking ban into effect at 6 p.m. Friday. All vehicles parked along the city's snow emergency routes will be subject to fines and/or towing at the owner's expense, according to a release from the city.

7:48 a.m. -- Former Vice President Joe Biden has canceled his campaign visits to Council Bluffs and Sioux City.

7:30 a.m. -- Reports of injuries at a two-vehicle crash at 120th Street and Military Road.

7:01 a.m. -- Eppley Airfield reminds travelers it is open, but advises keeping an eye on flight information.

6:51 a.m. --Snowfall was quickly deteriorating road conditions in Council Bluffs:

6:41 a.m. -- Two-vehicle crash reported on southbound Highway 75 near Bristol Street.

6:31 a.m. -- Metro Transit is moving to snow routes on bus lines. [ Real-time bus locations | Info ]

6:18 a.m. -- Two-vehicle crash reported on northbound I-680 at Blair High Road.

5:50 a.m -- Plows were out in Sarpy County, but visibility was low as snow fell quickly. A look at 72nd and 84th streets:

4:45 a.m. -- Snow falling steadily in the metro. Stay with 6 News for updates on weather and traffic. [ Download our First Alert weather & traffic app ]