Month: December 2017

Street Condition Update for Tuesday, December 26, 2017, 11:55 a.m.

City crews will end patrols at noon today and respond to service requests as needed.  Arterial streets are wet, but sub-zero wind chills today and overnight may cause flash freezing on sidewalks, streets, bridges, and in less-traveled residential areas.

Drivers are urged to slow down and use caution, especially around work crews.  Leave more time to reach destinations, increase following distance and avoid distracted driving.

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, December 26, 2017, 5 a.m.

Twenty crews continue patrolling arterial streets, bus routes and bridges, spreading granular salt, pre-wet with brine and plowing as needed to treat slick or snow-covered areas.

The National Weather Service forecasts light snow to continue into the morning commute.  Crews report generally good driving conditions on arterial streets – mostly dry with an occasional light dusting of snow.  However, low temperatures and sub-zero wind chills are creating areas of flash freezing on sidewalks, streets and bridges, with more chance in less-traveled residential areas. Drivers are urged to slow down and use caution, especially around work crews. Leave more time to reach destinations, increase following distance and avoid distracted driving.

Lincoln Police Department reports three accidents since 8 p.m. Monday when snow started falling. All were related to slick conditions at intersections and on bridges. No injuries were reported.

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 25, 2017, 9:45 p.m.

With the National Weather Service forecasting light snow overnight, 20 City crews, beginning at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, will begin patrolling emergency snow routes, major arterial streets and bus routes to treat slick spots where needed. Conditions will be monitored and additional treatments considered as the weather system moves through the area.

Approximately one inch of snow accumulation is expected.  Due to sub-zero wind chills, isolated freezing and slippery conditions may occur.  Drivers are urged to use caution.

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.

Snow Removal Update for Sunday, December 24, 2017, 10:45 a.m.

Sixty-three crews worked overnight to plow emergency snow routes and arterial streets. Trucks with material spreading equipment are patrolling routes and treating slick spots with granular salt, pre-wet with brine.  Crews are being incrementally recalled.  Six crews will remain on duty until 4 p.m. to continue patrolling arterial routes and applying material as needed. Accumulation at Lincoln Airport reached three inches, beneath the threshold required to activate residential street plowing.

The National Weather Service forecast is sunny with winds picking up later this afternoon.  Expect slushy conditions as de-icing agents begin to work.  Areas with blowing snow may develop slick patches.  Drivers are urged to use extreme caution, increase following distance, allow more time to reach destinations and avoid distraction.

Residents and businesses are responsible for clearing sidewalks, curb cuts at driveways and access to fire hydrants on their properties.  It is illegal to push or blow snow into or on any street, alley or sidewalk, and violators are subject to a fine.  Those who need help clearing sidewalks can call 402-441-7644 to request volunteer assistance or visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: snow angels) and find volunteers to help.

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 and Utilities Snow Center at 402-441-7644.

 

Snow Removal Update for Sunday, December 24, 2017, 5:30 a.m.

Sixty-three City and contractor crews continue plowing emergency snow routes, arterial streets and bus routes, in addition to treating slick spots with granular salt, pre-wet with brine. Accumulation is being assessed to determine if plowing residential streets is needed. Crews report snow-packed streets with intermittent slick spots.

The Lincoln Police Department reports 11 accidents since 6 p.m. Saturday. A minor injury was reported when one vehicle struck a sign post. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution, increase following distance and allow more time to reach destinations.

The National Weather Service forecasts snowfall to end by sunrise. This afternoon, winds from 15 to 25 mph will cause blowing snow and increase the chance of slick spots. City officials will continuing monitoring conditions to determine the best treatment strategies for safe holiday weekend travel.

Parking bans are not in effect at this time, but residents are asked to move their cars off City streets to help crews with clearing operations. 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 and Utilities Snow Center at 402-441-7644.

Snow Removal Update for Saturday, December 23, 2017, 11:30 p.m.

Sixty-three City and contractor crews are plowing arterial streets and emergency and bus routes overnight until early morning. Crews report snow-covered streets and potentially slippery conditions.

The Lincoln Police Department reports five accidents since 6 p.m. and no injuries. Drivers are urged to use caution, drive slowly, increase following distance and prepare for limited visibility.

Operations will be assessed and adjusted between 4 and 6 a.m. when snowfall is forecasted to lighten. At that point, plows may turn to residential streets. Parking bans are not in effect at this time, but residents are asked to move their cars off City streets to help crews with clearing operations.

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 23, 2017, 5:15 p.m.

With the National Weather Service forecasting three to five inches of snowfall between 6 p.m. today and 6 a.m. Sunday, City crews are on standby for material spreading and plowing as needed.

Conditions are being monitored and will be reassessed between 7 and 9 p.m. regarding the need for treatment, staffing and contractor support to maintain streets in the safest condition possible through the holiday weekend. Drivers are urged to use caution and prepare for limited visibility. Expect slippery streets, sidewalks and bridges overnight.

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.