Dusting of Snow in G.I. Hides Slick Icy Spots on Roads

A dusting of snow mixed with ice from last weeks blizzard creates a dangerous situation for many drivers.

Troy Bumann - Grand Island
"When I woke up this morning it was a little slick but like I said snow is melting now," said Troy Bumann of Grand Island.

Road crews have been busy salting the roads trying to help reduce the ice which is now covered by snow in many spots.

"We try to get some of that ice melted off during the day but as soon as the temperatures drop it turns to ice again," said G.I. Streets Superintendent Shannon Callahan.

Which is tough for drivers because once the slush turns to ice It makes for a slick situation.
Road crews also say they are holding off from plowing.

"When you plow this lite fluffy stuff over ice you can almost make it worse so I think we are going to try and hold off for as long as possible," said Callahan.

Crews are also trying to deal with snow from last week's storm. On some of the main streets they are loading it up and hauling it away.

"Some of the busier intersections and busier areas like Highway 30 downtown we need to widen off the street and haul off a lot of that snow incase we start to get multiple storms in a row," said Callahan.

Conditions that can make for a tricky situation in the morning and at night, but some people in Grand Island say during the day the conditions are pretty manageable.


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