Road conditions are deteriorating throughout the Omaha area as moderate to heavy snow moves in.
Omaha Public Works has 70 to 80 trucks in residential areas, clearing snow and ice after last week’s snow storm.
Omaha city officials say the combination of a weekend storm and extra contractors prevented the need to declare a snow emergency.
Mayor Jim Suttle and Public Works officials updated the city’s snow removal efforts during a news conference Tuesday. Saturday’s storm left more than nine inches of snow in Omaha.
The season's first significant winter storm left behind nine to 12 inches of snow in the Omaha metro area.
The National Weather Service says 8 inches of snow was reported at Offutt Air Force Base, and 9 inches in Omaha. In southwest Iowa, Pacific Junction received 10 inches of snow.
Road conditions are expected to remain hazardous. Before traveling, check www.511.nebraska.gov and www.511ia.org for road conditions.
On the web: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/oax