Twenty City crews will continue a material spreading operation, until one full pass is completed, of granular salt pre-wet with brine on all emergency snow routes, arterials, bus and school routes. Crews will monitor road and weather conditions as the wintry mix changes to snow over the next several hours in anticipation of plowing arterial streets.
Arterial streets are wet, becoming slushy. Once snowfall begins, streets will become increasingly slushy as anti-icing treatments work to melt snow/ice in an effort to reduce the risk of flash freezing. Falling temperatures and high winds may create areas of flash freezing and reduced visibility. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution. Be alert for slick spots on streets and sidewalks.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory until 6 p.m. today. Drivers should plan for freezing drizzle, sleet and snow, combined with high winds and reduced visibility during the morning commute.
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.