City crews wrapped up plowing on the even-numbered sides of Lincoln’s residential streets this afternoon, and a residential parking ban for the odd-numbered sides of the streets went into effect at 6 p.m. Parking is now banned on the odd-numbered sides of all streets that are not arterials or bus routes. Even if that side of the streets appears to be cleared, do not park there until the ban is officially terminated because crews sometimes need to make more than one pass. Public Works reports that residential streets were about 90 percent cleared by 8 p.m. About 60 maintenance vehicles are currently deployed. In addition to plowing operations, material spreaders continue to patrol streets, applying material as needed.
Overnight, crews will focus on snow removal in the City’s eight snow removal districts. A snow removal district parking ban is in effect from 12:01 to 7 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday – February 4th through 6th – in those 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. from 10 p.m. tonight until 7 a.m. tomorrow morning.
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.