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Drivers faced treacherous roads as snow storm brushed over the metro

Drivers faced treacherous roads as snow storm brushed over the metro

Anthony Taylor still had grease on his face after handling the chains that pulled him to safety on Monday.

"This car doesn't really get the best traction," said Taylor, who was stuck on Dodge for almost an hour until a man in a white pickup truck helped him out.

The story was much the same for so many other drivers, and things got even worse at 72nd and Dodge.

Right in the middle of the mess, the lights stopped working and started to flash red.

Not only was Dodge a problem, but highways were too, like I-80, where a car got stuck on the westbound 60th street exit ramp.

All day, plow truck drivers scrambled to get things under control, and many of them will work into the early morning hours.

"Once we get all of our lots cleaned up we'll go back out to the shop, grab our salt trucks and go out and salt," said Tyler Noren, who was behind the wheel of a plow truck today.

As for Taylor, he says he now has a renewed sense of appreciation for the community he lives in.

"Everyone's out here to help and so that's what's great about Omaha," he said.

Mayor Jean Sthotert said in a tweet that 285 trucks were out cleaning up the city's streets.



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