Public Works reports that after midnight Monday, if priority routes remain in good condition, 10 material spreading crews will be deployed to residential streets to apply sand to hazardous areas. Until then, all 20 material spreading crews will continue to patrol all emergency snow routes, arterials, bus and school routes, applying granular salt, pre-wet with anti-ice brine where necessary. If conditions worsen, all crews will resume full material spreading operations on the priority routes.
All arterials, bus and school routes are in good condition. Non-treated residential streets are partially ice-covered and slick. Pedestrians are urged to use caution in parking lots, sidewalks and edges of roads. Decreasing temperatures overnight will likely re-freeze wet surfaces.
The Lincoln Police Department reports 21 accidents since midnight Sunday. The Lincoln Electric System reports four incidents of power outage Monday, with no current outages existing. The National Weather Service has cancelled the ice storm warning and issued a winter weather advisory until 3 a.m. Tuesday, January 17. Periods of light freezing rain and rain mixed with sleet or light snow is predicted for Monday night.
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.