Month: February 2016

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.

Parking Ban Update for Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 8:30 p.m.

By 8 p.m. tonight, City snow crews were nearly finished plowing bus and school routes, and plowing had begun in about 30 percent of residential districts. Material spreaders continue to patrol arterial streets, re-plowing and applying material as needed, guarding against re-freezing and responding to emergency service requests. About 90 maintenance vehicles are now on the streets, and crews will continue working overnight, gradually focusing more on residential streets.

Two types of parking bans are now in effect for Lincoln:

  • A residential parking ban went into effect at 6 p.m. 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 third type of parking ban will go into effect tomorrow night. 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. Those 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 Thursday ban, the service begins at 10 p.m. Wednesday.) 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.

Parking Ban Update for Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 2:45 p.m.

The Mayor has announced that a residential parking ban will go into effect at 6 p.m. this evening. At that time, parking will be 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 at lincoln.ne.gov.

A third type of parking ban will go into effect tomorrow night. 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. Those 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 Thursday ban, the service begins at 10 p.m. Wednesday.) 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.

City snow crews will continue plowing operations all day across Lincoln with about 100 City and contracted vehicles on the streets. Drivers should continue to be careful and to give snow plows plenty of room to operate. If a traffic light is not operating, treat the intersection as a four-way stop. Police report only five accidents between midnight and noon. A few StarTran buses are running 10 to 15 minutes behind, but most are on 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.

Parking Ban Update for Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

City snow crews will continue plowing operations all day across Lincoln. About 100 vehicles are out on the streets, including City and contracted equipment. If you do need to be out today, use extreme caution, and give the snow plows plenty of room to operate. If a traffic light is not operating, treat the intersection as a four-way stop. For the latest on power outages in the City, visit les.com.

With school cancelled and less traffic on the streets, Police report only five accidents since midnight. StarTran buses are running on time.

A snow emergency parking ban remains in effect for the City of Lincoln. 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. The ban will remain in effect until further notice. With continued snow and strong winds, crews often need to make more than one pass down the street.

All Lincoln City Libraries are closed for today, and all meeting scheduled there are cancelled or postponed.

The City reminds residents that it is illegal to push or blow snow into or on any street, alley or sidewalk. And if you’d like volunteer to shovel snow for those are unable to do so, visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: snow angels) or call 402-441-7644.

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 Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 7:45 a.m.

Snow, wind and poor visibility are making driving difficult in the Capital City, and traffic lights are out in several areas. Drivers should treat these as four-way stops. Several StarTran buses became stuck in the snow between 6 and 7 a.m. All buses are now on their routes, but some may be up to 10 minutes behind schedule. LES reports about 25-hundred customers are without power because of the weather. The largest outages are from S.W. 16th to S.W. 56th, West A to Old Cheney, and from 27th to 48th, L to A streets. You can report outages to les.com or by calling 888-365-2412.

A plowing operation began at 4 a.m., and the City now has 66 plows and 12 ag tractors on the streets. A snow emergency parking ban remains in effect for the City of Lincoln. At this time, 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 at lincoln.ne.gov. The ban will remain in effect until further notice.

All Lincoln City Libraries are closed for today, and all meeting scheduled there are cancelled or postponed..

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 Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 4:30 a.m.

A snow emergency parking ban remains in effect for the City of Lincoln. At this time, 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. The ban will remain in effect until further notice.

Snow began falling about 1:30 this morning but did not start sticking to the street until about 3 a.m. Twenty material spreaders were out covering trouble areas until about 4 a.m., when a plowing operation was deployed. At that time, roads were snow covered or slushy with the heaviest accumulation in south and east Lincoln. Drivers are urged to use caution, especially at intersections.

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 Emergency Parking Ban in Effect at 6 p.m. Tonight

Mayor Chris Beutler has declared a snow emergency parking ban for the City of Lincoln. It will take effect at 6 p.m. this evening. At that time, parking will be 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. The ban will remain in effect until further notice.

Residents are urged to make plans now for off-street parking.

At 8 p.m. Sunday, streets crews began anti-ice brine application on the City’s emergency snow routes, bus and school routes and other major arterials. City crews are also preparing material spreaders and plows in anticipation of the predicted storm. City crews will work in 12-hour shifts and will be prepared to respond to events as needed as the storm unfolds.

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.