Month: February 2018

Street Condition Update for Saturday, February 24, 2018, 9:20 p.m.

City crews have completed treatment of emergency snow routes, arterial, bus routes and churches applying granular salt pre-wet with brine as an anti-icing treatment and liquid brine as a de-icing treatment.  Four Crews will continue patrolling emergency snow routes, arterial, bus routes and trouble spots.  Overnight treatment efforts will be reduced to a quadrant crew.

City crews report that arterial streets are wet with some slush. Residential streets may still have some slick spots but will improve quickly by morning as the temperature rises. Traffic is moving normally.  Drivers are urged to use caution as bridges and overpasses may be icy in some areas due to refreezing as temperatures lower overnight creating slick spots.  Be alert for untreated surfaces, as they may not be fully dry.

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 Saturday, February 24, 2018, 4:30 p.m.

Twenty City crews continue patrolling emergency snow routes, arterial, school and bus routes applying granular salt pre-wet with brine as an anti-icing treatment and liquid brine as a de-icing treatment.  All arterial routes have been treated, and quick response units have been addressing trouble spots.  Crews will continue to treat roads with ice fighting measures.

City crews report that streets are wet and slushy.  Traffic is moving normally.  Drivers are urged to use caution as bridges, overpasses and streets may be icy in some areas due to freezing rain creating slick spots.  Be alert for untreated paved surfaces.  Drivers should remember to leave extra distance between their vehicle, other drivers and emergency vehicles.

Freezing rain changed to light snow about 1:30 p.m. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory until 6 p.m. tonight.

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 Saturday, February 24, 2018, 11:40 a.m.

Thirty City and contractor crews continue to treat emergency snow routes, arterial, school and bus routes applying granular salt pre-wet with brine as an anti-icing treatment and liquid brine as a de-icing treatment. All arterial routes have been treated, secondary and bus routes are in progress. Quick response units have been addressing trouble spots. Crews will continue to treat roads with ice fighting measures.

City crews report that conditions are rapidly improving. Arterial streets are wet, and traffic is moving near normal.  Drivers are urged to use caution as bridges, overpasses and streets may be icy in some areas due to freezing rain creating slick spots. Be alert for untreated paved surfaces. Crews thank those drivers that avoided trips this morning allowing them additional time and space to employ ice fighting measures.

StarTran routes are running late.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory until 6 p.m. tonight. Freezing rain and wintry mix began after 3 a.m. this morning with ice accumulation between 6 and 8 a.m. Freezing rain is expected to change over to snow between now and 1 p.m. with snow ending at approximately 6 p.m. Ice accumulations are expected followed by snow.

Please stay informed on the status of snow operations in Lincoln.  Additional information is available on the City website atsnow.lincoln.ne.gov.  If you have questions, you may call the Public Works Snow Center at 402-441-7644.

Street Condition Update for Saturday, February 24, 2018, 8:40 a.m.

Thirty City and contractor crews are treating emergency snow routes, arterial, school and bus routes applying granular salt pre-wet with brine as an anti-icing treatment and liquid brine as a de-icing treatment. Treated areas are responding very well turning to water and slush, but icy conditions are slowing crews progress. Over the next couple of hours crews will continue to treat roads with ice fighting measures.

City crews report that streets are ice covered and extremely slick due to freezing rain. Traffic is moving slow. Some areas are requiring re-treatment due to continued freezing rain. Non-essential travel is not advised at this time.  Be alert for slick spots on bridges, overpasses, and streets. Another update will be given after  10 a.m.

The Lincoln Police Department reports numerous non-life threatening accidents have taken place.  StarTran routes are running late.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory until 6 p.m. tonight.

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 Saturday, February 24, 2018, 6 a.m.

City crews report that streets are ice covered and extremely slick due to freezing rain. Drivers with non-urgent travel are advised to delay their trip while crews treat roads.

Twenty City crews are treating emergency snow routes, arterial, school and bus routes applying granular salt pre-wet with brine as an anti-icing treatment and liquid brine as a de-icing treatment.  Over the next few hours, crews will continue to treat roads with ice fighting measures.

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 Saturday, February 24, 2018, 4:45 a.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory until 6 p.m. tonight.  A mix of freezing rain and snow has begun for most of Lincoln. At 3 a.m. twenty City crews began patrolling emergency snow routes, arterial, school and bus routes applying granular salt pre-wet with brine as an anti-icing treatment and liquid brine as a de-icing treatment.  Winter weather conditions are expected to change over to snow between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. with ice accumulations of 0.1” to 0.2” expected. Over the next few hours crews will continue to treat roads with ice fighting measures.

City crews report that arterial streets are wet but in good condition and traffic is moving normally now, but will change due to expected freezing rain over the next several hours.  Drivers are urged to use extreme caution.  Be alert for slick spots on bridges, overpasses, and streets.

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 Friday, February 23, 2018, 4:45 a.m.

Twenty-five City crews are patrolling emergency snow routes, arterial, school and bus routes applying granular salt pre-wet with brine as an anti-icing treatment and liquid brine as a de-icing treatment.  Falling temperatures have caused refreezing conditions.  Over the next few hours crews will continue to treat roads with ice fighting measures.

City crews report that emergency snow routes, arterial streets and some lower volume areas do have slick spots due to freezing rain and overnight temperatures creating icy conditions.  Drivers are urged to use extreme caution.  Be alert for slick spots on bridges, overpasses, and streets.

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, February 22, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Twenty-five City and contractor crews are patrolling emergency snow routes, arterial, school and bus routes spreading granular salt pre-wet with brine as an anti-icing treatment and liquid brine as a de-icing treatment where needed.

City crews report that arterial streets are clear with some areas of slush. Traffic is moving normally with some lower traffic areas containing slush. Over the next few hours, crews will continue patrolling roads and treating as needed. Once the rain moves out of the area streets will be monitored overnight with crews ready to respond if conditions change.

Light freezing rain started around 6 p.m. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory until midnight tonight. Drivers are urged to use caution as residential streets with snow may be slick.  Be alert for icy patches on streets and sidewalks tonight and during the morning commute Friday.

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, February 22, 2018, 4:15 p.m.

City and contractor crews have completed plowing operations of emergency snow routes, arterial, school and bus routes. Arterial streets are wet with areas of slush. Twenty crews will continue to patrol and monitor street conditions, spreading granular salt pre-wet with brine as needed.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory until midnight tonight. Light freezing rain, freezing drizzle, sleet and light snow are expected. Drivers are urged to use caution as residential streets with snow may be slick.  Be alert for icy patches on streets and sidewalks tonight and during the morning commute Friday.

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.

Snow Removal Update for Thursday, February 22, 2018, 7 a.m.

Light snow began to fall in south Lincoln at midnight. Twenty City crews began patrolling emergency snow routes, arterial streets, bus routes, and school routes treating troubled areas.   Heavier bands of snow began moving north around 4 a.m. Twenty City crews began plowing at 5 a.m. emergency snow routes, arterial streets, bus routes, and school routes as accumulations surpassed 1”, treating roads with granular salt pre-wet with liquid brine. By 8 a.m. plowing will grow to sixty City and contractor crews for emergency snow routes, arterial streets, bus routes, and school routes. 1-2” are expected before noon at which time freezing rain and snow is expected through the rest of the day and evening The goal is to have nearly all snow cleared off before emergency ice fighting measures.

Crews report that streets are snow covered and snow packed with areas of wet slush. Travel speeds have been reduced.

Drivers are urged to use caution no matter where you are driving in Lincoln.  Be alert for snow-packed streets and wet sidewalks creating slick areas.

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.