Month: January 2018

Street Condition Update for Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 8:40 a.m.

Nine Public Works crews are patrolling City quadrants plowing and applying granular salt pre-wet with brine as needed. Drivers are urged to use caution.  Be alert for ice on parking lots and sidewalks.

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 23, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

At 4:30 p.m. today, City crews ended plowing and material spreading operations.  Starting at midnight, 10 units will be patrolling arterial streets and bridges, treating slick areas as needed.

Arterial streets are generally wet and beginning to dry to normal conditions.  Drivers are reminded to continue being cautious.  Be alert for moisture to refreeze overnight, creating slick areas on streets, parking lots and sidewalks.

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 Snow Center at 402-441-7644.

Street Condition Update for Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 11:10 a.m.

The snow removal district and snow emergency parking bans have expired.

Twenty-three City crews continue patrolling emergency snow routes, arterials, bus and school routes plowing and treating roads with granular salt pre-wet with brine as needed.

Crews report that arterial streets are wet and slush-covered.  Residential streets are snow packed.  Drivers are urged to use caution.  Be alert for ice on parking lots and sidewalks.

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.

Parking Ban Street Condition Update for Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 4:45 a.m.

The snow removal district and parking ban is in effect until 7 a.m. this morning. Residential parking bans are not in effect.  A map of all routes and districts is available at snow.lincoln.ne.gov (select “Snow Operations Map” in the top menu).

Fifty City and contractor crews continue plowing emergency snow routes, bus routes, school routes, and snow removal districts, treating roads with granular salt pre-wet with brine. Crews will continue to monitor street conditions, plowing and treating roads as needed. With melting temps expected, snow may not be trucked out but will be pushed to the curb.   

Crews report that roads are snow packed, creating slick areas. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution. Be alert for deteriorating weather conditions creating slick areas on streets and sidewalks. Please leave extra space between yourself and other drivers. And remember to give road crews plenty of room to work.

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 22, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

Seventy City and contractor crews continue plowing emergency snow routes, arterial streets, bus routes, and school routes, treating roads with granular salt pre-wet with brine. Crews will continue working on arterial routes throughout the night until Tuesday morning. With melting temps expected, snow may not be trucked out but will be pushed to the curb.

A snow removal district parking ban will go into effect from 12:01 to 7 a.m. Tuesday. Residential parking bans are not in effect.  A map of all routes and districts is available at snow.lincoln.ne.gov (select “Snow Operations Map” in the top menu).

Crews report that arterial and residential streets vary from slush to snow-covered and snow packed, creating slick areas. The National Weather Service states that a major winter storm will continue to affect the area throughout this evening. Although the snow is tapering off, blizzard conditions and blowing snow closing roads are expected to continue in the blizzard warned area. Wind gust of 40 to 50 mph will continue and with the light snow, visibility down to ¼ mile, with widespread blowing and drifting snow.

Drivers are urged to use extreme caution. Be alert for deteriorating weather conditions creating slick areas on streets and sidewalks. Please avoid convenience trips and leave extra space between yourself and other drivers. And remember to give road crews plenty of room to work.

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 22, 2018, 4:45 p.m.

Seventy City and contractor crews continue plowing emergency snow routes and arterial streets, and treating roads with granular salt pre-wet with brine. Crews will continue working throughout the evening until Tuesday.

Crews report that arterial and residential streets vary from slush to snow-covered and snow packed, creating slick areas. The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning that remains in effect until 6 p.m. today. High winds and blowing snow are creating whiteout conditions, making travel dangerous.  Up to two more inches of snow are expected.

Drivers are urged to use extreme caution. Be alert for deteriorating weather conditions creating slick areas on streets and sidewalks. Please avoid convenience trips and leave extra space between yourself and other drivers. And remember to give road crews plenty of room to work.

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.

Parking Ban Update for Monday, January 22, 2018, 3:30 p.m.

Mayor Chris Beutler has declared a snow emergency for the City of Lincoln, effective at 6 p.m. today.  At that time, parking will be banned on both sides of all arterial streets and emergency snow, bus and school routes.  A snow removal district parking ban will go into effect from 12:01 to 7 a.m. Tuesday.  A map of all routes and districts is available at snow.lincoln.ne.gov (select “Snow Operations Map” in the top menu).

Snow removal districts include streets in Downtown and the Haymarket; University Place; Havelock; Bethany; College View; 11th and “G”; 17th and Washington and 25th and Sumner.  In these districts, snow is plowed into windrows, loaded into trucks and hauled out of the area.  Parking will be prohibited on both sides of the streets in the snow removal districts.

To assist downtown residents during snow removal district parking bans, free overnight parking is offered at Center Park Garage, 1100 “N” St.  To reduce citations and towed vehicles downtown, the service will be offered from 10 p.m. tonight to 8 a.m. Tuesday.  Customers will be charged the posted rate for any time beyond those hours.  Vehicles that remain in the garage past 10 a.m. will be charged for the entire time the vehicle was in the facility.

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.