Month: January 2019

Snow Removal Update for Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 5:15 a.m.

With snowfall ending a little before 2 a.m., 57 City and contractor crews continue plowing and applying granular salt, pre-wet with brine to arterial streets.  Crews are transitioning to plowing and treating bus and school routes.  All emergency snow routes, arterials, school and bus routes are expected to be treated fully by mid-morning.

Parking bans are not in effect at this time, although residents are encouraged to avoid parking on these routes.  Maps are available at snow.lincoln.ne.gov.

The majority of arterial streets are plowed, however slick conditions remain on streets and sidewalks.  Elective travel is discouraged. If traveling, be on alert for areas of black ice and refreeze, especially on untreated streets and sidewalks.  Slow down and increase following and stopping distance.  StarTran buses are expected to begin service as scheduled. Track your bus throughout the day at getonboard.lincoln.ne.gov.

When clearing sidewalks, it is suggested residents clear to the curbs on their driveway and the area around fire hydrants. It is illegal to push or blow snow into the street, alley or sidewalk, and violators are subject to a fine.  Those who are unable to clear their properties, can call 402-441-7644 to request volunteer assistance or learn about the Snow Angels Program and find volunteers to help.  Volunteers sign-up is also available at this website.

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 Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

As a second round of snow moves through the area, more than 60 City and contractor crews continue plowing and applying granular salt, pre-wet with brine to arterial streets.  No parking bans are in effect at this time, however residents are encouraged to avoid parking on arterial routes.  Crews are expected to turn their attention to school and bus routes after midnight once arterial streets are complete. 

Streets and sidewalks are snow-covered and snow-packed with very slick conditions.  Elective travel is discouraged.

The National Weather Service has extended its Winter Weather Advisory until 3 a.m.  Two to four inches of snow is expected.  Refreezing and black ice could impact street conditions overnight, especially on untreated streets and sidewalks.  Slow down and increase following and stopping distance. 

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 Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 3:30 p.m.

As heavy snow continues to fall, more than 60 City and contractor crews are plowing and applying granular salt, pre-wet with brine to arterial streets.  No parking bans are in effect at this time, however residents are encouraged to avoid parking on arterial routes.  Streets and sidewalks are snow-covered and snow-packed with very slick conditions.  Crews will concentrate efforts on arterial routes until the storm passes. Elective travel is discouraged.

The National Weather Service Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until midnight.  Two to 4 inches of snow is expected.

Drivers should be alert to changing weather and street conditions.  Be alert for slick spots and areas of refreeze, especially on untreated streets and sidewalks.  Slow down and increase following 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 Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 11:45 a.m.

 

Twenty City crews remain on patrol monitoring road conditions and applying deicers as needed.  Additional resources are on standby should weather conditions warrant plowing operations.  Arterial streets are wet with normal driving conditions. Untreated surfaces are slick.

The National Weather Service Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until midnight.  Mixed precipitation followed by 2 to 4 inches of snow beginning this afternoon is expected.  Drivers should be alert to changing weather and street conditions.

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.

City of Lincoln Street Condition Update, Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 5 a.m.

Twenty City crews have been on the streets since midnight spreading granular salt pre-wet with brine on arterial, bus and school routes.  Freezing rain is expected to begin falling later this morning.  Drivers are advised to be on the alert for frost, black ice and deteriorating weather conditions that could cause slick spots 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 Monday, January 21, 2019, 10:10 p.m.

Twenty City crews will begin patrolling arterials, school and bus routes at 12:01 a.m., applying granular salt, pre-wet with brine to slick areas resulting from a mix of freezing drizzle and sleet expected to move into the area overnight.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory through 9 p.m. Tuesday.  The system is expected to bring ice accumulations between one- and two-tenths of an inch and switch over to snow Tuesday afternoon, with accumulations between one and three inches.  Blowing snow with wind gusts as high as 35 mph may also reduce visibility.

Icy conditions can be tough to see. Drivers should slow down, leave themselves plenty of time to reach their destinations and increase stopping and following distance. Please give City crews room to work.

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, January 19, 2019, 8:15 a.m.

Twenty City crews suspended street patrol at 8 a.m. today. Arterial, school and bus routes are dry with normal driving conditions. Drivers should stay on alert for slick areas caused by refreezing moisture, especially on untreated streets and sidewalks. Slow down, increase following and stopping distance and avoid distractions.

This will be the final report. We appreciate the public’s cooperation as we work through the night to keep streets as safe as possible for the weekend.

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.