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.