Snow crews battle weather, take on new routes

Posted By: Sarah Fili

Snow crews in Lincoln worked tirelessly Wednesday, clearing roadways in neighborhoods. Tuesday evening they finished plowing emergency snow routes and major roadways. Now, they’re ahead of schedule. They say its thanks–in part– to drivers.

"From what I’ve seen it’s been, everyone’s been very cooperative about it. Really no complaints here, they didn’t block us in. They let us do our jobs to say,” J.R. Staab, a snow plow driver, said.

Crews were out early plowing the even numbered sides of the streets. At 6 p.m. they switched to the odd side. The snow emergency parking ban was lifted as well. That means you can go back to parking on major streets and bus routes where allowed.

"Take your time on the roads, you know, you’ll get there when you get there,” Staab said.

Lincoln wasn’t the only place with better road conditions Wednesday. Interstate 80 was reopened at 2 p.m. after the storm closed nearly 150 miles of the roadway. We caught up with drivers who had to wait more than 24 hours to drive.

"A lot of people are wanting to get going. A lot of people don’t feel like the roads were bad enough to close it but 20 miles down the road you just have no idea. Most of us have been out here long enough to know that it just happens,” Michael McGlothin, a Kansas truck driver, said.

"As long as they say it’s clear, I’m going. That’s it, I’m ready to roll,” Bryan Bauser, a New Jersey truck driver, said.