Omaha, NE – The City of Omaha implemented an important change to its snow removal procedures.
Scott McIntyre, Street Maintenance Engineer for Omaha Public Works, says when the City declares a snow emergency, residents will need to move their cars. On odd calendar dates, people will need to park on the odd side of the street. And on even calendar dates, individuals have to park on the even side of the street. McIntyre says this will allow snow removal trucks two opportunities to clean residential streets. He says the most popular question he's received on this issue concerns where exactly people are going to park during a snow emergency. McIntyre says it is important to make a plan now, before the first snow emergency, "maybe there's a neighbor who's willing to share a driveway. For a lot of folks it's just a matter of stacking cars in your driveway. I know people with three or four cars will park one or two out on the street because that makes it easier in the morning when you've got several people leaving. But during a snow emergency stacking may be what you have to do."
Those who do not comply with the new snow emergency parking regulations may be ticketed and towed.