Month: January 2017

Street Condition Update for Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 5:15 a.m.

Public Works reports that it has refocused all 20 city crews on the emergency snow routes, arterials, bus and school routes ahead of the rush hour traffic to mitigate the chances of refreeze and slick spots during the morning commute.  Drivers are urged to be cautious of refrozen areas, especially in the turn lanes.  Once that operation is complete at around 8 a.m., 10 or more crews will return to residential areas to address service requests, hills and intersections, by applying sand.
 
All arterials, bus and school routes are in good condition. Non-treated residential streets still have slick areas and drivers should continue to exercise caution.  Pedestrians are urged to use caution in parking lots, sidewalks and edges of roads.
 
The Lincoln Police Department reports 22 accidents since midnight Sunday and no accidents since midnight Monday. 
 

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 Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 4:40 a.m.

Public Works reports that 10 crews continue to apply granular salt, pre-wet with anti-ice brine to all emergency snow routes, arterials, bus and school routes.  Ten crews have been deployed to residential areas to address service requests by spreading sand at trouble spots.
 
All arterials, bus and school routes are in good condition. Non-treated residential streets still have slick areas and drivers should continue to exercise caution.  Pedestrians are urged to use caution in parking lots, sidewalks and edges of roads.
 
The Lincoln Police Department reports 22 accidents since midnight Sunday and no accidents since midnight Monday. 
 
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, January 16, 2017, 8:50 p.m.

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.

Street Condition Update for Monday, January 16, 2017, 8:25 a.m.

Public Works reports that 20 crews remain deployed applying granular salt, pre-wet with anti-ice brine on all emergency snow routes, arterials, bus and school routes.  Main arterial streets remain in good condition.  Lower traffic arterials and bus/school routes are in fair condition.  Non-treated residential streets are covered in ice and are extremely slick – drivers must exercise the utmost caution when they must drive on residential streets. 
 
The Lincoln Police Department reports eight accidents since midnight Sunday.  Lincoln Electric System reports no power outages.  The National Weather Service has issued an Ice Storm Warning until 3 a.m. Tuesday, January 17. Steady precipitation is expected to continue until Tuesday.  Ambient air and surface temperatures are just below freezing. 
 
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, January 15, 2017, 4:55 p.m.

Public Works reports that it will continue through Tuesday morning, 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 remain deployed. Road conditions are wet, with near-freezing surface temperatures.  Residential streets are expected to be ice-covered early Monday.
 
The National Weather Service has issued an Ice Storm Warning until 3 a.m. Tuesday, January 17.  Light freezing rain and sleet is predicted for Sunday evening, with a possibility of freezing rain and sleet expected overnight into Monday morning.
 
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, January 15, 2017, 10:30 a.m.

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 forestry@lincoln.ne.gov.
 
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, January 14, 2017, 3:50 p.m.

Due to forecasted inclement weather this weekend,  all branches of Lincoln City Libraries (LCL) will close at 5 p.m. Sunday, January 15.  All LCL branches will remain closed Monday, January 16 for the Martin Luther King Day holiday.
 
The National Weather Service has issued an Ice Storm Warning, beginning noon Sunday, January 15 to 3 a.m. Tuesday, January 17.  Light freezing rain and sleet is predicted for midday Sunday, with rain increasing in intensity overnight into Monday morning.  Some areas may also see light snow.  Ice accumulations of one-quarter inch or more are possible.
 
Public Works reminds residents that residential streets will likely remain slick for some time and citizens should exercise caution if they must drive.  Public Works understands the challenges that all citizens experience during winter weather events and greatly appreciates everyone’s patience.
 
The city provides different levels of service for the various classifications of streets.  During winter weather events, the City’s primary focus is to service the high priority streets: emergency snow routes, other arterial streets and  bus and school routes.  We encourage citizens to refer to the city’s snow operations map at snow.lincoln.ne.gov to locate treated streets and plan travel routes in advance.
 
After the high priority streets have been adequately serviced, our city resources may be directed to respond to service requests in the residential areas.  The city does not de-ice residential streets, but it is sometimes possible to improve driving conditions with sand in those areas.  If you would like to request this or some other service, visit snow.lincoln.ne.gov and select “ACTION Center Service Request” in the lower right-hand column.
 
The City reminds drivers who may encounter traffic signals rendered inoperable by an ice storm to treat those intersections as four-way stops.  In the event of a power outage, the Lincoln Water System has back-up power systems in place to avoid service interruptions.
 
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 forestry@lincoln.ne.gov.
 
Please stay informed on the status of snow operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available on the City website atsnow.lincoln.ne.gov.  If you have questions, you may call the Public Works Snow Center at 402-441-7644. For more information about Lincoln City Libraries, visit lincolnlibraries.org.