SIDE STREETS: Side streets in Omaha-area neighborhoods and sidewalks were slick in spots with a thin coat of ice early Monday. Temperatures in the Omaha were in the low 30s.
A thin coat of light snow moved through the area around 5 a.m., leaving roads wet.
ACCIDENTS: Omaha police stopped taking property damage accident reports about 6 a.m. Monday until about 9:15 a.m. During that time, police urged motorists to move their vehicles to a safe location and exchange information if there were no injuries.
Several crashes early Monday caused traffic-flow problems in the area. One of the worst was a semitrailer truck striking the median at southbound Interstate 680 to eastbound I-80, bottling up southbound I-680 motorists.
ROADS: Main streets, such as Blondo and Dodge heading east into downtown Omaha, were wet but not icy. City of Omaha liquid de-icing trucks were spotted early Monday coating the main roadways.
Officials urged extreme caution on roads in eastern and northeast Nebraska. Southwest Iowa roadways were wet to partially covered with ice Monday morning.
CONDITIONS: Authorities urged morning commuters to take it easy behind the wheel, recommending slow and safe driving while the roads were heavily traveled during the commute.
Salt trucks were on the roads early Monday in Sarpy County, 911 emergency dispatchers said.
Interstate 80 in the Omaha area and Council Bluffs was in good shape early Monday, but officials warned that conditions on the Interstate system remained wet.
FORECAST: Precipitation had moved through eastern Nebraska and into western Iowa early Monday, with sunshine showing up later Monday morning.
Beck Kern of the National Weather Service Office in Valley, Neb., said early Monday that no additional precipitation was expected. She said temperatures should reach a high of 48 Monday and the mid-50s Tuesday and Wednesday.