Parking Ban Update for Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 4:30 a.m.

City crews completed plowing arterials and bus and school routes overnight, but continue to patrol the main routes, material spreading and plowing as needed. Some of these routes have needed to be re-plowed due to drifting. The main focus now is on plowing all residential areas, and Public Works says the work is proceeding well. About 65 maintenance vehicles are now on the streets. Drivers are urged to use caution, especially on bridges and overpasses.

A residential parking ban is in effect. Parking is now banned on the even-numbered sides of all City streets that are not arterials or bus routes. Even if your side of the street appears to be cleared, do not park there until the ban is officially terminated because crews sometimes need to make more than one pass.

A snow emergency parking ban also remains in effect. That means parking is banned on both sides of the street on emergency snow routes, bus routes and other major arterial streets. A map showing these routes can be found on the City website.

A snow removal district parking ban will be in effect from 12:01 to 7 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday – February 4th through 6th – in the City’s eight snow removal districts. In these areas, snow is plowed into windrows, loaded into trucks and hauled out of the area overnight. To assist with snow removal, parking is prohibited on both sides of the streets in the districts. Maps of the districts can be found at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword snow). To assist downtown residents during snow removal district parking bans, free overnight parking is offered at Center Park Garage, 1100 “N” St. Visit the City web site for details.

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.