Month: December 2017

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.