Omaha Snow Emergency Begins Friday
Mayor Suttle: "Our Goal is Public Safety"
OMAHA, Neb. -- A snow emergency will go into effect in Omaha at 12:01 a.m. Friday.
The city will enforce the odd/even snow emergency regulations in neighborhoods east of 72nd Street.
Parking is allowed on the odd-numbered side of the street on odd-numbered calendar days and on the even side of the street on even-numbered days. Vehicles parked on the wrong side of the street will be ticketed.
During the last snow emergency in December, more than 500 tickets were issued.
The Omaha Public Works department plans to have 100 plows and private contractors plowing snow. Roads will be pretreated starting today.
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"We are in this together," said Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle. "We will keep this city open. Our goal is public safety."
La Vista has also declared a snow emergency, starting at 7 a.m. Thursday. It will be in effect until further notice. The snow emergency requires all vehicles to be moved off the street.
Other cities in the metro have snow emergency procedures, and those vary city to city.
The KMTV Action 3 News Weather Alert Team is now forecasting the snowstorm to hit Thursday afternoon.