Month: December 2017

Street Condition Update for Friday, December 22, 2017, 9:15 a.m.

With temperatures rising, City crews suspended routine street anti-ice operations at 8 a.m. but remain on standby to monitor weather conditions and respond to any needs. Streets are dry with some wet areas. Crews report good to normal driving conditions. All StarTran routes are on schedule.

Low wind chills could still cause patches of flash freezing on sidewalks, streets and bridges. Drivers are urged to use caution for the remainder of the morning, especially on residential streets. Leave plenty of room to stop, and allow extra time to reach destinations.

Lincoln Police Department reports 34 accidents since 4 p.m. Thursday when temperatures began to drop.

The National Weather Service is forecasting cloudy conditions through mid-morning, then gradual clearing with a high near 33 degrees.

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 Friday, December 22, 2017, 5 a.m.

Five City material spreading crews continue to patrol arterial streets, intersections and bridges to treat icy trouble spots as needed by applying granular salt, pre-wet with brine. Crews report wet and generally good driving conditions on the patrol routes.

Lincoln Police Department reports 33 accidents since 4 p.m. Thursday when temperatures began to drop.

Low wind chills are creating patches of flash freezing on sidewalks, streets and bridges. Drivers are urged to use caution during their morning commutes, especially on residential streets. Leave plenty of room to stop, and allow extra time to reach destinations.

The National Weather Service is forecasting cloudy conditions through mid-morning, then gradual clearing with a high near 33 degrees.

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 Thursday, December 21, 2017, 10:45 p.m.

Twenty material spreading crews continue to apply granular salt, pre-wet with brine on arterial streets and bridges. After midnight, operations will be scaled down to four crews patrolling routes and treating trouble spots as needed.

In its Hazardous Weather Outlook, the National Weather Service forecasts little, if any, wintry precipitation overnight.  Crews report wet and generally good driving conditions. Low wind chills are creating areas of flash freezing on sidewalks, streets and bridges. Drivers are urged to use caution overnight and into the morning hours, especially in residential neighborhoods.

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 Thursday, December 21, 2017, 10:35 a.m.

City crews have completed application of anti-ice brine pre-treatment to arterial roads and bridges.  Once freezing rain begins falling, the brine pre-treatment will rehydrate, preventing ice from bonding with the pavement while starting the melting process.  At that time, 20 material spreading crews will begin patrolling routes applying granular salt pre-wet with brine as needed to trouble spots.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for southeast Nebraska including Lincoln/Lancaster County in effect from noon to 9 p.m. today.  Freezing rain is expected during the afternoon and evening commute, resulting in slippery conditions on sidewalks, roads and bridges.  Total ice accumulations of a light glaze are expected.

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads. Slow down and use caution while driving and be prepared for reduced visibility at times.

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 Thursday, December 21, 2017, 4:45 a.m.

With the National Weather Service issuing a winter weather advisory between noon and 9 p.m. forecasting a change from drizzle to light freezing drizzle in the early afternoon, 17 city crews continue to pre-treat arterial streets, bridges and major intersections with anti-ice brine.  Crews report normal driving conditions and no trouble areas for drivers. Applications will be completed by 8 a.m. for morning commuters. Conditions will be monitored and reassessed between 8 and 10 a.m. regarding the need for additional treatments.

Ice and snow accumulation is expected to be minimal.  However, due to wind chills approaching single digits and falling pavement temperatures, isolated freezing and slick spots may occur throughout the afternoon and evening commutes.  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.

Street Condition Update for Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 2:45 p.m.

With the National Weather Service forecasting light freezing drizzle developing after midnight Wednesday, City crews, beginning at 12:01 a.m. Thursday morning, will pre-treat arterial roads and bridges with anti-ice brine. Applications will be completed by 8 a.m. for morning commuters. Conditions will be monitored and reassessed between 8 and 10 a.m. Thursday regarding the need for additional treatments.

Snow and ice accumulation is expected to be minimal.  However, due to wind chills approaching single digits and falling pavement temperatures, isolated freezing and slick spots 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.