In some cities not far from Lincoln, snow started early and kept falling
DAVID CITY, Neb. (KLKN) – While Lincoln and the surrounding area saw mostly rain and freezing rain on Wednesday, some areas to the north and west got much more snow.
In David City, the storm started out as a mixture of snow and sleet in the morning, but by noon, all of the roads in and out of the city were covered in snow.
During the heavier snowfall in the afternoon, there was some sleet mixing in, but the majority of the precipitation falling was snow.
At around 2:45 p.m., there was about 2 inches of snow on the sidewalks, with a little bit less on the roads.
Street Supervisor Chris Kroesing said the city was focused on keeping the main roads and emergency routes “clear and salted the best we can.”
“We’ll just keep up with that until the snow quits, and then we’ll start on residential areas when it quits in the morning,” he said.
The street department in the city of about 3,000 people has only, at most, three people working to clear the snow.
In Seward, it was a similar story, with the roads covered by snow around noon.
The snow did let up for a little while in the afternoon but started picking back up in the early evening.
City crews plowed the main streets at noon, but the roads are once again snow-covered. And residential streets won’t be cleared until the early morning hours.
“We did go out after lunch for probably two hours,” Street Superintendent Bob Miers said. “We put down a sand-salt mixture, and we just have everything ready to go for tonight. We’ll go out at one o’clock and hit arterial streets, and then we’ll do the residential following those.”
If you have to drive in or around David City or Seward, take it slow, since most of the streets will be snow-covered until the morning.