Month: November 2018

Street Condition Update for Monday, November 26, 2018, 4:20 a.m.

Twenty City crews continue to plow and apply granular salt, pre-wet with brine as needed to arterial streets, school and bus routes. Routes will be monitored through 8 a.m. today.

Street conditions range from dry to ice-covered. Drivers are urged to be alert for black ice and other slick areas, especially on untreated 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, November 25, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Twenty City crews continue to plow and apply granular salt, pre-wet with brine as needed to arterial streets, school and bus routes. Routes will be monitored through 8 a.m. Monday.

Street conditions range from dry to snow-packed. Drivers are urged to use caution tonight and during the morning commute, watching for black ice and other 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 Sunday, November 25, 2018, 4:15 p.m.

City crews are nearing completion of plowing operations for arterial streets, school and bus routes. Over the next few hours, the number of crews will be reduced from 57 to 20, which will patrol all routes throughout the evening, plowing and applying granular salt pre-wet with brine as needed.

Treated arterial streets are generally wet with slush. Untreated street conditions are fair with some slick areas. Drivers should be alert for refrozen areas as temperatures fall, and anticipate some streets being recovered by blowing snow.

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, November 25, 2018, 9:25 a.m.

Fifty-seven plow crews have been clearing arterial streets since 5:30 a.m. today.  Crews will continue plowing and applying granular salt pre-wet with brine until snow and winds subside.  High winds and blowing snow are creating slick driving conditions and reduced visibility. Untreated areas may be ice-covered.

The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning until 6 p.m. Sunday for Lincoln and Lancaster County. Snow accumulation of up to eight inches and wind gusting to 45 miles per hour are expected. Avoid traveling, and if you must venture out, slow down and allow extra travel time and stopping distance.

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, November 25, 2018, 4:40 a.m.

Twenty City crews continue to apply granular salt pre-wet with brine to arterial streets.  Fifty-seven snowplows are on standby to deploy as accumulations increase.  Falling temperatures will create slick driving conditions, which will continue to deteriorate, especially in untreated areas.

The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning until 6 p.m. Sunday for Lincoln and Lancaster County. Snow accumulation of up to four inches and wind gusting to 40 miles per hour are expected. Avoid traveling, and if you must venture out, slow down and allow extra travel time and stopping distance.

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, November 24, 2018, 8:20 p.m.

In anticipation of snow Sunday morning, 20 City crews will begin applying granular salt pre-wet with brine to arterial streets at 10 p.m. tonight.  Streets will not be pretreated with brine due to forecasted rain in advance of the snow.  Fifty-seven snowplows are on standby to clear arterial streets once one inch of accumulation is surpassed, which is expected to occur early Sunday morning.

The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning from 2 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday for Lincoln and Lancaster County. Snow accumulation of up to four inches and wind gusting to 40 miles per hour are expected.

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 Sunday, November 18, 2018, 6:45 a.m.

Twenty city crews continue treating arterial streets this morning, spreading salt pre-wet with brine and plowing as necessary. As the temperature rises, most units will be recalled at 8 a.m., with four remaining on duty through 10 a.m. to patrol arterial streets and treat as needed.

Streets are mostly wet. However, slick conditions are possible, particularly on bridges and hills and in shady areas. Drivers should continue with caution. The National Weather Service is forecasting temperatures above freezing by mid-morning.

This will be the final update 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.