Travel is much better today than 24 hours ago when black ice coated the interstate system. However, road crews remain busy battling the high winds and blowing snow in some areas and it is a battle to keep some roads open. Roger Kalkwarf with the State Department of Roads says there were times yesterday when plowing, salting and sanding were nearly impossible.
“Actually we had white outs where you couldn’t even see and we still have some roads closed and have the snow blowers out on.”
Kalkwarf says the bitter cold temperatures and high winds made it difficult to get the ice off the roads no matter what they used.
“We use salt and use some ice slicer but we also use some liquid.”
Kalkwarf says east of Omaha and north of Lincoln, roads keep blowing shut and they have two snow blowers working the area.
“One working east of Wahoo and one working west of Wahoo on 92.”
Some of the roads in that area are closed.
“In the Wahoo area they have some roads up there that are showing closed because some of them are barely one lane.”
With the winds calming down and the sun out today, road crews should make good progress cleaning up from a two day storm.