Potential Winter Blizzard Delays Trash Pick Up Until Saturday

Blizzard 2012 Aftermath 165th & Maple Area 024Omaha braces for bad winter weather! With the National Weather Service in Valley predicting 4-11 inches of snow and heavy winds to fall on the metro by tomorrow night, KETV anticipating 4-to-7 inches, schools have called a snow day Tuesday and the city of Omaha announced that trash pickup will be delayed one day this week.

So, Elk Creek Crossing’s regularly scheduled Friday trash and yard waste collection will be moved to Saturday. Should delays be reported, we will share them here.

In the meantime, here is the latest weather forecast from the National WX Service in Valley:

Winter Storm Warning

URGENTWINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE 327 PM CST MON FEB 1 2016 IAZ055-056-069-079-080-NEZ045-051>053-066-067-078-088-020530- /O.CON.KOAX.WS.W.0001.160202T0600Z-160203T1000Z/ HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-WASHINGTON- SAUNDERS-DOUGLAS-SARPY-LANCASTER-CASS-SALINE-JEFFERSON- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…MISSOURI VALLEY…WOODBINE…LOGAN… DUNLAP…HARLAN…COUNCIL BLUFFS…GLENWOOD…RED OAK…BLAIR… WAHOO…ASHLAND…YUTAN…OMAHA…BELLEVUE…PAPILLION… LA VISTA…LINCOLN…PLATTSMOUTH…CRETE…WILBER…FAIRBURY 327 PM CST MON FEB 1 2016 …WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 4 AM CST WEDNESDAY… * TIMING…A MIXTURE OF RAIN AND SNOW IS LIKELY TO DEVELOP BY EARLY THIS EVENING BEFORE CHANGING OVER TO ALL SNOW TONIGHT. SNOW…HEAVY AT TIMES…WILL CONTINUE INTO TUESDAY BEFORE DIMINISHING LATE TUESDAY EVENING. * WINDS/VISIBILITY…NORTHERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED THROUGH MOST OF THE DAY ON TUESDAY. THE COMBINATION OF HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL RESULT IN NEAR BLIZZARD OR INTERMITTENT BLIZZARD-LIKE CONDITIONS…WITH BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW FOR A PROLONGED PERIOD OF TIME. EVEN THOUGH WINDS WILL DIMINISH SOMEWHAT ON TUESDAY NIGHT…AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL STILL BE POSSIBLE. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS UP TO 7 TO 11 INCHES ARE LIKELY…WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL…KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT… FOOD…AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

So, we ask ECC residents how you are preparing for storm? Share your thoughts. 

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