Month: January 2016

City Crews Prepare for Snow

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard watch for the area starting early tomorrow evening. City crews have been activated in preparation for the storm. Tonight (Sunday) at 8 p.m. crews will begin brine pretreatment of emergency snow routes, major arterials and bus and school routes. In addition, city staff will be preparing material spreaders and plows in anticipation of the storm.

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.

Snow Removal Update for Monday, January 25, 2016, 2:15 p.m.

The City doubled the number of crews out on City streets early this afternoon when snow began to fall in the Capital City. Forty plows are now out working across the City, and 20 of those are also material spreaders. The plowing and material spreading operations will continue into the evening. Lincoln Police report about 30 accidents between noon and 2 p.m. today, so drivers are urged to be very cautious, especially on hills. At this time, StarTran buses are running 10 to 30 minutes behind schedule.

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, January 25, 2016, 11:30 a.m.

Lincoln streets are wet, and some areas have begun to get a little slick, so drivers are urged to be careful. Public Works has had 10 material spreaders patrolling routes and applying material as needed since 8 this morning. All 20 material spreaders will be out this afternoon. StarTran drivers are also reporting some slick spots, but buses are generally 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.

Street Condition Update for Friday, January 22, 2016, 1:30 p.m.

City Public Works officials report that, due to concerns about forecast temperatures and dewpoint levels during the overnight hours, brine tankers will be deployed throughout the day today to treat all bridges, overpasses and key intersections. Crews will also be on stand-by throughout the weekend for similar periods of potential winter weather.

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 Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 7:30 a.m.

In anticipation of today’s snowfall, ten crews have been out all night applying anti-ice brine to all snow emergency routes and arterials. Four material spreaders are now working on bridges and key intersections in each quadrant of the City, and crews are preparing for a possible plowing operation.

Some streets may be slick, and motorists are urged to drive with caution. Police report no accidents since midnight, and StarTran 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.

Street Condition Update for Sunday, January 17, 2016, 12 p.m.

City crews have completed treatment of emergency snow routes and major arterials. By noon today, crews will be drawn back with two units actively patrolling streets and treating trouble areas. Additional staff will remain on standby to respond to emergency service requests.

Overnight and morning traffic was light and Lincoln Police Department reported 10 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 Sunday, January 17, 2016, 8:30 a.m.

Light snow began falling in Lincoln Saturday evening and continued into early Sunday morning. City crews were deployed around 11:45 p.m. Saturday night and 20 material spreaders began a City wide application of granular de-icer and brine on City streets. Crews worked overnight, focused on treating all emergency snow routes and arterial streets in Lincoln and plowing areas where significant accumulation has occurred. City crews will continue their work through this morning.

Overnight traffic was light and Lincoln Police Department reported 7 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.