Parking Ban Update for Thursday, February 4, 2016, 3:30 p.m.

The residential parking ban for the odd-numbered sides of the street was rescinded effective at 9 a.m. this morning. Parking is again permitted on both sides of the street in residential areas. The City has about 90 maintenance vehicles on the streets now cleaning up residual snow and applying material on slopes and at intersections. The public can report trouble areas to the Public Works Snow Center at 402-441-7644.

Because crews finished earlier than expected, there was some lag time between the time the ban was rescinded and enforcement stopped. If you received a ticket between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. today for parking illegally during a residential parking ban, you will receive a letter on how to get your ticket dismissed.

The only ban that remains in effect is a snow removal district parking ban. It will be in effect from 12:01 to 7 a.m. Friday and Saturday, February 5th and 6th, in the eight snow removal districts. In these districts, snow is plowed into windrows, loaded into trucks and hauled out of the area. Parking is prohibited on both sides of the streets in the snow removal districts. They include streets in Downtown and the Haymarket; University Place; Havelock; Bethany; College View; 11th and “G”; 17th and Washington; and 25th and Sumner. Maps 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. To reduce citations and towed vehicles downtown, the service will be offered from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. when the City is under a snow removal district parking ban. (For the Friday ban, the service begins at 10 p.m. Thursday.) Customers will be charged the posted rate for any time beyond those hours. Vehicles that remain in the garage past 10 a.m. will be charged for the entire time the vehicle was in the facility.

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.