Month: December 2016

Street Condition Update for Thursday, December 29, 2016, 2:35 p.m.

Beginning at midnight tonight, City crews will pre-treat all arterials, bridges bus and school routes with anti-ice brine in anticipation of possible winter conditions this weekend.  Fifteen units will be on the road, and the material application will be completed by 8 a.m. Friday.  Continuing dry pavement conditions will allow the pre-treatment to remain effective throughout the weekend.

The National Weather Service is predicting a chance of snow after midnight Sunday, which could turn into a chance for rain and snow beginning Monday morning and continuing through the afternoon.

Please stay informed on the status of snow operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available on the City website at snow.lincoln.ne.gov.  If you have questions, you may call the Public Works Snow Center at 402-441-7644.

Street Condition Update for Monday, December 19, 2016, 9:10 a.m.

Public Works has ordered a sand and granular salt spreading operation on residential streets.  There will be 10 trucks patrolling 20 districts that cover the 1,450 miles of residential areas, selectively applying material on locations such as hills and intersections.  City crews will work throughout the day if necessary.  Material spreading operations on all arterial and bus routes are complete, with crews standing by to address hazardous situations as they arise.  All StarTran routes are on schedule.

Please stay informed on the status of snow operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available on the City website at snow.lincoln.ne.gov.  If you have questions, you may call the Public Works Snow Center at 402-441-7644.

Street Condition Update for Sunday, December 18, 2016, 8:50 a.m.

City crews have applied sand to all arterials and bus routes and these priority streets are in reasonable driving condition. Some areas are better than others, and drivers should remain vigilant to changes in road conditions when they must travel. Residential streets remain icy and hazardous.

There are four crews patrolling Lincoln streets applying material as required and responding to service requests. These crews will continue working all day Sunday and overnight into Monday. Lincoln Police Department reports 44 accidents from midnight Friday to midnight Saturday and no accidents since midnight Saturday.

Please stay informed on the status of snow operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available on the City website at snow.lincoln.ne.gov. If you have questions, you may call the Public Works Snow Center at 402-441-7644.

Street Condition Update for Saturday, December 17, 2016, 4:45 p.m.

After spending all day Saturday performing a full material spreading operation on emergency snow routes, arterials and bus routes, City crews will start applying sand beginning at 6 p.m. this evening. Twenty material spreaders remain deployed and crews will work into Saturday evening and potentially overnight into Sunday morning.

Arterial streets are wet with slush and some ice, but temperatures are expected to fall to -10 this evening, which will refreeze any liquids left on the roads. Residential streets remain icy. Drivers are urged to use caution as roads may become more slick. StarTran routes are five to 15 minutes behind schedule. Lincoln Police Department reports 17 accidents since noon Saturday.

Public Works reminds the public that all City deicing resources are currently deployed improving road conditions. Until further notice, our primary focus is on emergency snow routes, other arterial streets and bus routes only. Any residential work is currently limited to bus routes. We appreciate your patience during these hazardous weather conditions. Please exercise the utmost caution if you must drive.

Please stay informed on the status of snow operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available on the City website at snow.lincoln.ne.gov. If you have questions, you may call the Public Works Snow Center at 402-441-7644.

Street Condition Update for Saturday, December 17, 2016, 11:55 a.m.

After working all night Friday, and with new snow accumulation making road conditions worse, City crews will continue working all day Saturday into the evening applying granular salt, pre-wet with brine on all emergency snow routes, arterial and bus routes. Twenty material spreaders remain deployed and plow crews are on standby should conditions warrant.

Driving conditions on arterials remain icy. Lincoln Police Department reports 95 accidents occurring between noon and midnight Friday, and 20 accidents since midnight. Conditions on residential streets and other untreated areas are icy and hazardous, with the potential for refreezing on all streets to occur as temperatures drop this evening. Pedestrians are urged to use caution in parking lots, sidewalks and edges of roadways.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory until 6 p.m. Snow accumulation could range from one to three inches. Windy conditions could reduce visibility to one-half mile or less.

Please stay informed on the status of snow operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available on the City website at snow.lincoln.ne.gov. If you have questions, you may call the Public Works Snow Center at 402-441-7644.

Street Condition Update for Friday, December 16, 2016, 9:15 p.m.

Public Works will continue a full material spreading operation of granular salt, pre-wet with brine on all emergency snow routes, arterial and bus routes throughout Friday night and Saturday. There are 20 units on the roads. Driving conditions on arterials remain icy, with Lincoln Police Department reporting 86 accidents occurring since noon Friday. Conditions on residential streets and other untreated areas are hazardous. Pedestrians are urged to use caution in parking lots, sidewalks and edges of roadways.

The National Weather Service is predicting freezing rain and drizzle to continue through the evening, with the possibility of snow overnight into Saturday. Snow accumulation could range from one to three inches. Wind chill temperatures below zero will likely cause ice to form on untreated roadways and sidewalks.

Please stay informed on the status of snow operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available on the City website at snow.lincoln.ne.gov. If you have questions, you may call the Public Works Snow Center at 402-441-7644.

Street Condition Update for Friday, December 16, 2016, 3:35 p.m.

Public Works has ordered a full material spreading operation of granular salt, pre-wet with anti-ice brine on all emergency snow routes, arterials and bus routes. There will be 20 units on the roads.  Driving conditions have become icy, with Lincoln Police Department reporting six accidents occurring in the past hour. Pedestrians are urged to use caution in parking lots, sidewalks and edges of roadways.

The National Weather Service is predicting freezing rain and drizzle to continue through the evening, with the possibility of snow overnight into Saturday.  Snow accumulation could range from one to three inches.  Wind chill temperatures below zero will likely cause ice to form on untreated roadways and sidewalks.

Please stay informed on the status of snow operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available on the City website at snow.lincoln.ne.gov.  If you have questions, you may call the Public Works Snow Center at 402-441-7644.