Kevin Domogalla is the District 3 engineer for the DOR, based in Norfolk, and he says they’re vigilant.
“Our goal is to, when we do get snow, get out before the commuters start heading to work and work through until they’re ready to get home,” Domogalla says, “and try to provide for the safest travel.”
While the end of fall isn’t for three weeks yet, Domogalla says his crews and their snowplows, trucks and end-loaders were well-prepared for this wintry blast from Mother Nature.
“We do have somewhere near 100 units for our snowfighting equipment and that includes some of the specialty equipment,” Domogalla says. “We’ve got, for my district, right around 2,200 lane miles.”
District Three covers 15 counties in northeast Nebraska.
“Our drivers have a route that’s somewhere between 30 and 45 miles per person to take care of,” Domogalla says. “We run those routes continuously until we return to normal, seasonal driving conditions.”
The first day of winter is December 22nd.
Click here for road conditions by the Nebraska Department of Roads.
By Jerry Oster, WNAX, Yankton