Month: January 2018

Street Condition Update for Sunday, January 14, 2018, 11:40 a.m.

At 1 p.m. Sunday, City crews will end their material spreading operation.  Public Works will continuously monitor road and weather conditions regarding the need for additional treatments.
 
Arterial streets are generally wet with slush.  As treatments continue working and ambient temperatures increase throughout the afternoon, streets should begin to dry.  Drivers are urged to use caution.  Be alert for moisture to refreeze overnight, creating slick areas on streets 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 Sunday, January 14, 2018, 7:20 a.m.

At 8 a.m. Sunday, 20 City crews will begin a material spreading operation of granular salt pre-wet with brine on all alterial routes.  Snow began accumulating around 2 a.m. this morning and is expected to end before noon today.

Streets are snow covered and will become snow-packed under traffic.  De-icing treatments will begin changing compacted snow to slush.  As temperatures rise today, streets should be dry this afternoon as Public Works continues to monitor weather Sunday into Monday.  Drivers are urged to use caution. Be alert for slick spots on streets 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 Thursday, January 11, 2018, 4:40 p.m.

As of 4 p.m. Thursday, Public Works reduced the number of City crews on patrol from 20 to four.  Each crew will patrol arterial, school, and bus routes in City quadrants to address areas that refreeze as pavement temperatures fall to near zero degrees overnight.  If conditions warrant, the remaining four units will suspend operations late Thursday evening, as no new precipitation is forecast.

Arterial streets are generally dry with wet patches. Traffic flow is normal.  Because falling temperatures may refreeze moisture on the roads, drivers are urged to remain cautious.

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, January 11, 2018, 11:30 a.m.

Twenty City crews are patrolling arterials, bus and school routes applying granular salt pre-wet with brine as needed.  Arterial streets are wet with some slush.  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.

Lincoln Police Department reports 17 accidents since midnight Wednesday.  Some StarTran routes are running five minutes behind schedule.

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, January 11, 2018, 4:50 a.m.

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.

Street Condition Update for Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 4:25 p.m.

At 12:01 a.m. Thursday, 20 City crews will begin a material spreading operation of granular salt pre-wet with brine on all emergency snow routes, arterials, bus and school routes.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from midnight tonight until 6 p.m. Thursday.  Rain is expected to begin after 10 p.m. tonight, changing into sleet and snow overnight.  High winds, reduced visibility, icy roads and snow accumulations up to 4 inches are possible for the Thursday morning commute.  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.