Month: January 2017

Street Condition Update for Thursday, January 26, 2017, 5 a.m.

Light snow fell overnight ending about 2 a.m.  Public Works had six material spreading crews on duty, two in the north and four in south Lincoln, where most of the snow fell.  Crews are continuing to apply granular salt pre-wet with brine at key intersections and bridges.  Drivers should expect winter driving conditions this morning and are urged to use caution.

Please stay informed on the status of snow operations in Lincoln.  Additional information is available 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 Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 5:45 p.m.

No more precipitation is expected in Lincoln overnight. Late afternoon, about 10 material spreaders were still deployed throughout the City, patrolling all routes and treating as necessary.

Some crews will remain on duty overnight, mainly monitoring arterials, bus routes and school routes.   Motorists are advised to watch for another sudden refreezing Thursday morning, which could create slick conditions again for the morning commute. Police report 84 accidents in Lincoln since midnight, but only seven of those occurring after 11 this morning.

Please stay informed on the status of snow operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available 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 Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 11 a.m.

A sudden temperature drop caused some refreezing just as the morning commute began today. That and some light snow created challenging conditions for drivers and for City street crews.  City snow operations actually began Tuesday evening with a full material spreading operation. About 20 crews covered arterials, bus routes and school routes with granular salt, pre-wet with brine.  Crews continued to work overnight monitoring conditions and applying material as needed.  Roads were in good condition at 5 a.m.  When conditions changed shortly after that, material spreaders began applying deicers at key intersections and bridges, and extra crews were called in.  By 8 a.m., a full material spreading operation was under way on all emergency snow routes and arterials as well as school and bus routes.

Most of the main routes that were pretreated are in good condition but some streets continue to be slick, so drivers should use caution.   Police report more than 70 accidents since 6:30 this morning.   StarTran reports buses are back on schedule, with only a five-minute delay on some routes.

Please stay informed on the status of snow operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available 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 Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 8:50 a.m.

With new snow accumulations beginning shortly after 5 a.m., Wednesday, Public Works ordered five material spreaders to reapply deicers at key intersections and bridges.  At 8 a.m., Public Works ordered a full material spreading operation on all emergency snow routes, arterials, school and bus routes.  Twenty crews were deployed to apply granular salt, pre-wet with anti-ice brine.  Some roads have a thin layer of snow on top of wet pavement.  Recently treated areas are in good condition with running water.   Driving conditions are favorable for the morning commute, but drivers should exercise caution.

Lincoln Police Department (LPD) reports 18 accidents since midnight Tuesday, with at least 15 additional calls occurring during the morning commute.  LPD urges drivers to exercise caution and advises those involved in minor accidents to move vehicles from the road if it is safe to do so.  StarTran reports buses running five to 15 minutes late.

Please stay informed on the status of snow operations in Lincoln.  Additional information is available 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 Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 5 a.m.

Lincoln has received no new snow overnight.  At midnight, the number of material spreaders was reduced to five – one in each quadrant and one downtown.  Crews continue to monitor conditions and apply granular salt, pre-wet with brine as needed.  Streets continue to be in good condition.

Please stay informed on the status of snow operations in Lincoln.  Additional information is available 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 Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 9:40 p.m.

 

As light snow began falling in the Capital City tonight, 20 material spreaders began covering arterials, bus route and school routes with granular salt, pre-wet with brine.  As of 9 p.m., the precipitation was melting, and street conditions were good.  Crews will continue to patrol streets all night, applying material where needed.  Additional staff will be called overnight if conditions warrant.

Please stay informed on the status of snow operations in Lincoln.  Additional information is available 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 Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 11:50 a.m.

With most arterial streets in near-normal driving condition, Public Works has assigned 10 material spreading crews to residential areas to address service requests, hills and intersections, by applying sand.  The other 10 crews are patrolling arterial streets, focusing on shaded areas that may remain slick.

Non-treated residential streets still have slick areas and drivers should continue to exercise caution, especially in shaded areas.  Pedestrians are urged to use caution in parking lots, sidewalks and edges of roads.

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.