In anticipation of today’s potential precipitation, Public Works has ordered a material spreading operation of granular salt, pre-wet with anti-ice brine on all emergency snow routes, arterials, bus and school routes. Twenty vehicles will be deployed by 10:30 a.m. today. Road conditions are wet, with near-freezing surface temperatures.
The National Weather Service has issued an Ice Storm Warning, beginning noon today to 3 a.m. Tuesday, January 17. Light freezing rain and sleet is predicted for midday Sunday, with a possibility of freezing rain and sleet continuing overnight into Monday morning.
Lincoln residents are asked to use the Lincoln Police Department non-emergency phone number, 402-441-6000, to report fallen trees and limbs blocking streets. If branches are down on sidewalks or in the public right of way between the sidewalk and the curb, residents are asked to contact Community Forestry at 402-441-7847 (press “0″) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.