Old man winter is back. Much of the state is under a winter storm watch with some areas reporting 13 inches of snow Friday afternoon. Plowing snow is quite a job in Nebraska’s largest city. Scott McIntyre is the city of Omaha’s Street Engineer and says trucks and crews are ready to tackle the snow. The city will have 90 snow plows and trucks ready to hit the streets when the snowflakes start to fall. With the mild winter Omaha has only used 10-percent of their supply of salt and sand so there is plenty to tackle this storm.
The snow plows will concentrate on the city’s main streets. McIntyre says if extra help is needed they will contract 18 contractors who have 80 trucks to clear residential streets.
Some weather sources are reporting we could get an inch of snow per hour and thunder-snow is likely. Snow and blowing snow will also create dangerous driving conditions. Strong winds are also expected with this storm.