Snow and freezing rain is especially had on the metro's homeless population, so organizations like the Open Door Mission are preparing for increased need.
More than an hour after a Southwest plan slid off a runway at Eppley Airfield, forcing the airport to close, Eppley officials told 6 News they were working to open one runway to allow aircraft to take off.
Freezing drizzle continues to affect the area creating slick roads. Light snow is expected this evening, with accumulation under 2 inches.
More federal employees are feeling the squeeze of trying to live without paychecks as the shutdown enters its 28th day, and now air traffic controllers across the country and in Omaha are asking the public for help.