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Lincoln Airport Receives $800,000 Grant

Feb 20, 2020

The Lincoln Airport is getting over 800-thousand dollars from the U.S. Department of Transportation.  The DOT recently announced about ten-point-seven-million dollars in infrastructure grants to 18 Nebraska airports.  The DOT says Lincoln will use about 450-thousand dollars to update the airport master plan and 360-thousand on snow removal equipment.

 

The driver of a snowplow plunged the vehicle into the Platte River on Tuesday as he was being followed by authorities who later arrested him. U.S. marshals and Sarpy County sheriff's deputies believed the driver of the Nebraska Department of Transportation snowplow was a wanted federal fugitive and began following the plow on a highway south of Gretna. After a few minutes, the Lincoln Journal Star reports the the plow left the road and landed in the river. The driver managed to get out of the cab and officers pulled him to safety.

Omaha Prepared For Snowstorm

Nov 27, 2019

Nebraska is dealing with winter weather.  Winter storm watches and warnings were issued for most of the state as the Omaha area received between one and five inches of snow after the storm moved into the region yesterday.  A large section of central and western Nebraska received more than 10 inches of frozen precipitation.  Officials closed an 86-mile stretch of Interstate-80 between York and Kearney during the snow storm.

Snow and bitter cold is expected across much of Nebraska and Iowa at the start of the work week.

 The National Weather Service says much of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa is likely to see 1-to-2 inches of snow by early Monday. Some parts of eastern Iowa could receive 4-to-6 inches of snow. Cold temperatures are expected to follow the snow on Monday. Temperatures are expected to drop into the teens Monday morning and winds up to 30 mph are expected. The wind may create blowing snow and wind chills around 0 degrees.

(Omaha, NE)  --  The city of Omaha is defending its snow removal efforts.  Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert says the city relied on weather forecasts prior to Friday morning's storm, and crews did not pre-treat streets with a brine solution.  Stothert says it wasn't until overnight between Thursday and Friday that officials learned that the storm would strike during the Friday morning commute.  Nearly 60 trucks were deployed Friday morning to spread salt as the snow started to accumulate.