Month: January 2018

Street Condition Update for Monday, January 22, 2018, 10 a.m.

Twenty City crews continue spreading granular salt, pre-wet with brine to snow emergency routes and arterial streets to prevent snow and ice from bonding to pavement as temperatures drop below freezing.  Streets are wet and becoming slushy and snow-covered, creating slick spots. Conditions are being monitored for different treatments as needed. Additional crews are on standby to respond as conditions warrant.

Lancaster County remains in a blizzard warning, with three to six inches of snow accumulation expected before 6 p.m.  Sleet, freezing rain, blowing snow, high winds and limited visibility are creating hazardous driving conditions.  Drivers are urged to use extreme caution and be on alert for deteriorating weather conditions creating slick spots on streets and sidewalks.  Avoid convenience trips, allow more time to reach your destination and increase your following distance.  Residents are especially reminded 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 and Utilities Snow Center at 402-441-7644.

 

Street Condition Update for Monday, January 22, 2018, 5 a.m.

Five City material spreading crews are patrolling arterial intersections and bridges and treating slick spots as they develop with granular salt pre-wet with brine.  Twenty combination vehicles with both plowing and material spreader capabilities are on standby through 6 a.m. when they will be deployed.  Crews currently report wet driving conditions, with minimal slush developing.

The National Weather Service has included Lancaster County in a blizzard warning, with three to six inches of snow accumulation expected before 6 p.m.  Sleet, freezing rain, blowing snow, high winds and limited visibility will create hazardous driving conditions.  Drivers are urged to use caution and be on alert for deteriorating weather conditions creating 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 and Utilities Snow Center at 402-441-7644.

Street Condition Update for Sunday, January 21, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory that could consist of snow, sleet, freezing rain, high winds and limited visibility between midnight and 6 p.m. January 22.

Beginning at midnight four crews will begin patrolling arterial routes and bridges for developing slick spots. Twenty combination vehicles with both plowing and material spreader capabilities are on standby through 8 a.m. when snow is expected to begin accumulating.  Additional units are ready for deployment as needed.  Street conditions are currently wet and above freezing.

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 and Utilities Snow Center at 402-441-7644.

 

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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.