Complaints pour in about snow plows one day after storm


OMAHA, Ne (FOX42KPTM) - It's the day after a winter storm in Omaha. Now, complaints about cleanup efforts are pouring in.

Monday's snowstorm might have cleared out, but Omaha native Brian Miner still has a lot to do.

"It's all hard work," said Miner.

In his neighborhood near Elmwood Park, Miner has a bone to pick with the plow drivers who came up his street.

"They plowed us back in."

Miner told FOX 42 News the snow he cleared from his sidewalk and driveway came back at him like a tidal wave Monday.

"I actually had to take cover because I could have taken the snow all in the face."

Miner wishes those drivers could have kept the snow from traveling too far.

"It was frustrating. It was cold."

Omaha Public Works says plow drivers aren't trying to create a problem, but the snow has to go somewhere.

The city street maintenance engineer told FOX 42 News Tuesday drivers can't help it sometimes when snow gets pushed back onto sidewalks and driveways. When a winter storm hits, it's just the nature of the beast. Miner says he understands that part, but he thinks the workers driving up his street were going too fast.

"They're doing a very good job, but they just need to slow down."

Miner says he didn't get a good look at the drivers or the trucks they were driving. He's hoping the next time a storm hits his message will take hold with someone.

If you have concerns about something that happened in your neighborhood, you can always call the mayor's hotline. The number is (402) 444-5555. It's open from Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M.

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