Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle is urging citizens to take precautions now
The sun may be shining today, but we all know that soon enough snow will be flying and Omaha street crews will be out in force.
Omaha city officials today said they will continue the snow plan that was put in place two years ago. Suttle says there will be more emphasis on making sure citizens keep their cars off the streets east of 72nd Street during a snow emergency.
Suttle says when a snow emergency is declared, an odd/even system will be used that will allow residents to park on the streets on alternate days.
Suttle says violators will receive a $50 fine and their vehicle's will be towed.
Public Works Director Bob Stubbe says 21 outside contractors will be used to help clear residential streets. Stubbe says those contractors have nearly 150 trucks.
Street Maintenance Engineer Scott McIntyre says the city has plenty of salt and sand supllies due in large part to a milder than normal winter last year.