Douglas County has resumed normal street patrol operations.

At the same time, the Nebraska State Patrol said that as of Saturday, statewide travel is not advised.

This is from the Douglas County Sheriff:

“Due to icy roads and numerous accidents, DCSO will only respond to personal injury accidents. If you are involved in an accident without injury, we ask that you remove your vehicle from the roadway and exchange information. We will notify the public when this restriction is lifted. “


Even before 2-8 inches of snow hit the Omaha subway, slippery streets and fog are already finding police urging drivers to slow down.

At 9 a.m., Omaha police tweeted, “Very slippery this morning. Don’t drive if you don’t have to. If you have to slow down and brake early, because you will be sliding at many intersections.”

There are already half a dozen accident reports at several metro intersections from all parts of the region.

Several of the metro’s “city cameras” are shrouded in fog, making viewing impossible. A “dense fog warning” is in effect until noon Friday (the photo above is the Nebraska Department of Transportation camera at Hwy 75 and Cornhusker Road at 9 a.m. Friday).

A winter storm warning is in effect from 3 a.m. Saturday until Sunday noon, bringing wind gusts up to 35 mph, wind chills as low as 25 below zero and a wide range of drops. of snow.