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.