Month: February 2018

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.

 

Street Condition Update for Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 4:30 a.m.

About 20 City crews have been busy overnight spreading salt pre-wet with liquid brine on emergency snow routes, arterials and school and bus routes.  Crews expected to have covered all those routes by 8 a.m.  Freezing drizzle and rain have left streets wet with icy patches.  Streets and sidewalks may be slick so allow extra travel time to reach your destinations this morning.  A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 9 a.m.

Please stay informed on the status of winter weather 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 Monday, February 19, 2018, 11 a.m.

Twenty City crews have completed treating emergency snow routes, arterial streets and school and bus routes with granular salt pre-wet with liquid brine.  Crews will monitor street conditions and will be ready to respond to changing conditions.   A second round of freezing rain is expected overnight.

Streets are generally dry with some wet patches, and streets and sidewalks could be slick in some areas.

Please stay informed on the status of winter weather 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 Monday, February 19, 2018, 4:50 a.m.

A winter weather advisory is in effect until noon today.  Drizzle and freezing rain are making streets wet with some icy patches.  Use caution this morning as streets and sidewalks may be slick.  Twenty City crews are spreading salt pre-wet with brine on emergency snow routes, arterial streets, school and bus routes.

Please stay informed on the status of winter weather 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, February 11, 2018, 11 a.m.

Twenty City crews completed treating emergency snow routes, arterial streets, school and bus routes, with granular salt pre-wet with liquid brine at 9:30 a.m.  All units were recalled, and operations have been suspended.

Crews report that streets are slushy with areas of packed snow.  The warming conditions will break up snow packs and promote drying.  Expect significant melting and drying on residential streets over the next few days as the temperatures continue to rise.  Drivers and pedestrians are urged to use caution on streets, and sidewalks, due to slick areas that developed overnight because of refreezing of wet 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.