Month: December 2015

Street Condition Update for Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 8:30 a.m.

Light snow began in Lincoln shortly after midnight today. Material spreaders were deployed and additional personnel were called to assist. City crews focused on bridges and key intersections. Deicer applied on Monday’s snow event remained on the streets and helped keep roads from getting slick.

Lincoln Police Department reports only 3 accidents since midnight, but motorists are encouraged to use caution as there are still some slick spots on the roads.

Please stay informed on the status of snow operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available on the City website at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: snow).  If you have questions, you may call the Public Works Snow Center at 402-441-7644.

Street Condition Update for Monday, December 28, 2015, 8:30 p.m.

The City Snow Emergency and parking ban ended at 4pm today, but 20 City crews remained on the streets and continued their material spreading operation through 8pm tonight.

At 8pm, four crews remain on the streets. They will be on hand to treat trouble spots and will continue City-wide material spreading throughout the night.

Lincoln Police Department reports 25 accidents since midnight, and motorists are encouraged to use caution as icy conditions and re-freezing may occur as temperatures will remain well below freezing overnight.

Please stay informed on the status of snow operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available on the City website at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: snow). If you have questions, you may call the Public Works Snow Center at 402-441-7644.

Parking Ban Update for Monday, December 28, 2015, 3:30 p.m.

Snow Emergency Parking Ban to Be Lifted at 4 p.m.

Mayor Chris Beutler has announced that the snow emergency parking ban for Lincoln will be lifted at 4 p.m. Monday, December 28. Where allowed, parking will again be available on major streets and bus routes after this time.

Please stay informed on the status of snow operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available on the City website at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: snow). If you have questions, you may call the Public Works Snow Center at 402-441-7644.

Parking Ban Update for Monday, December 28, 2015, 12:50 p.m.

Twenty material spreaders remain deployed this afternoon in Lincoln, with all units spreading deicing material on all major routes in a full-scale material spreading operation. If snowfall continues to accumulate, City plow teams will be deployed throughout the City.

The City is currently in a snow emergency. During a snow emergency, parking is banned on both sides of emergency snow routes, bus routes and other major arterial streets. A map of these routes is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: snow).

Motorists are advised to drive with caution, and make sure to allow City street crews the room they need to conduct their operations. StarTran reports that buses are running on time.

Please stay informed on the status of snow operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available on the City website at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: snow). If you have questions, you may call the Public Works Snow Center at 402-441-7644.

Parking Ban Update for Monday, December 28, 2015, 9:10 a.m.

As a light snow falls in Lincoln, City street maintenance operations have deployed 20 material spreaders throughout the city, distributing pre-wetted granular salt with a focus on bridges, overpasses and key intersections. When snowfall reaches one inch in accumulation, plow teams will be deployed throughout the city.

The City is currently in a snow emergency. During a snow emergency, parking is banned on both sides of emergency snow routes, bus routes and other major arterial streets. A map of these routes is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: snow).

Beginning at 8 p.m. last night, City crews applied anti-ice brine to all major routes.

Motorists are advised to use caution when driving. StarTran reports that buses are running on time.

Please stay informed on the status of snow operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available on the City website at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: snow). If you have questions, you may call the Public Works Snow Center at 402-441-7644.

Parking Ban Update for Sunday, December 27, 2015, 2:30 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for our area from late tonight through late Monday night. Significant snowfall and high winds are expected in the Lincoln area beginning in the early morning hours of Monday, December 28th. In anticipation of the snow event, the City of Lincoln has declared a snow emergency effective at 12:00am Monday, December 28th.

A snow emergency means parking is banned on both sides of emergency snow routes, bus routes and other major arterial streets. A map of these routes is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: snow).

Beginning at 8pm tonight, city crews will apply a pre-treatment of an anti-ice brine application to all emergency snow routes, major arterials, bus and school routes.

Upon completion of pre-treatment, material spreaders and plow teams are prepared to mobilize as the snow begins to accumulate.

The City reminds residents that is illegal to push or blow snow into or on any street, alley or sidewalk, and violators are subject to a fine. If you would like to volunteer to shovel snow for those who are unable to do so themselves, visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: snow angels) or call 402-441-7644 during regular business hours.

Please stay informed on the status of snow operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: snow). If you have questions, you may call the Public Works Snow Center at 402-44-17644.

Snow Removal Update for Thursday, December 24, 2015, 5:45 p.m.

City street maintenance operations worked all day to plow on snow emergency routes, major arterials, bus routes and school routes. Once plowing operations were complete, crews applied deicer material on the main roads, and have completed material spreading operations to help guard against refreezing. Six city crews will remain on the roads until 7pm to address some bus routes and secondary arterials. After 7pm, crews will be put on standby and will remain prepared to respond to emergency service requests throughout the evening and overnight.

Lincoln Police Department reports 54 accidents as of 5:30. today. The public is advised to use caution and drive carefully, and make sure to stay clear and allow the plow teams the room they need to conduct their operations.

Please stay informed on the status of snow operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available on the City website at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: snow). If you have questions, you may call the Public Works Snow Center at 402-441-7644.