Inside look at a snowplow clearing streets in Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — With the City of Lincoln declaring a snow emergency, crews are working nonstop to get our streets as clear as possible.

“We try to do the best that we can to make sure that the streets are cleaned up before everybody has to go to work or come home or take their kids to school,” said Garret Baum, a crew member with the Lincoln Transportation & Utilities Department.  

LTU crews started treating streets Wednesday but had to change plans as the snowstorm blasted our area. 

“As the weather changes like it did last night, pretty fast, we stopped spreading material, and then we start plowing the snow,” Baum said.

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On Thursday, LTU crews were out clearing snow-covered roads as the moisture continued to fall. 

City workers say the wind was giving them a hard time. 

“The wind just keeps blowing and blowing,” Baum said. “So everything that you’ve plowed will eventually get blown back in, and you’ll have to do it over and over again, and then the cars kick it up again and makes it a little difficult.”

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LTU is asking everyone to do their part in helping to clear the roads. It is asking drivers to give their equipment as much space as possible. 

LTU says decisions on how to treat the streets depend on whether conditions.

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