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Winter weather hits southeast Nebraska

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By: Bill Schammert

The last time Lincoln saw any sort of snow accumulation more than an inch was during that mid-December storm, until Tuesday. 

Into the midnight hour, snow was still falling at a decent pace across southeastern Nebraska, though drivers say, conditions didn't seem that bad.

"Take it easy, you'll be all right," Andrea Fancis said while filling up her car at a south Lincoln gas station.

"It's not too bad right now, mostly just wet," Kiley Murphy of Lincoln said. "Really slippery walking around though, I Just fell."

Late Tuesday night snow wasn't sticking to the arterial roads, but some was accumulating along the side streets.

"Just got off work and it's sloppy now, but nothing is frozen yet," Wade Walling said.

The city of Lincoln has had its salt spreaders laying a mixture on the streets since around 6:30 Tuesday night. The plan was to keep plugging away into early Wednesday morning.

"Basically all it does is make the salt burn longer, last longer," Andrew Edwards with Lincoln Public Works said. "It actually makes it hotter and blends that mix so it will melt better."

Public Works says it has dozens of people coming in around midnight incase plows are needed.

If the snow keeps up its pace and more starts sticking, you can expect to see two plows and one sander on all 18 city routes, and more in the downtown area.

But, the biggest concern is what will happen in the morning with overnight temperatures expected to drop well below freezing?

"I guess I'll just go into work late if it's too bad," Walling chuckled.

"It's going to get nasty, but I heard it's supposed to be warm this weekend. So, I'm looking forward to that and hoping it will get rid of it all," Murphy said.

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