The Mayor has declared a snow emergency for the City of Lincoln effective at 8 p.m. today, Saturday, January 12. That means parking will be banned on both sides of all emergency snow routes, bus and school routes and other major arterial streets at that time. More than 65 crews continue to plow those major streets and also apply granular salt pre-wet with brine. Crews expect to begin plowing residential streets this evening. Residential parking bans are not in effect at this time, but the City does ask residents to remove their cars from the streets to allow crews to do a more efficient and effective job.
Crews are also plowing in downtown Lincoln, and those headed downtown are encouraged to park in City garages instead of on the street.
The Lincoln Police Department reports 33 accidents since midnight. StarTran buses are running about 20 minutes off schedule.
Drivers should be on alert for slick spots, especially on untreated streets and sidewalks. Slow down, and allow yourself extra travel time and stopping distance. Please drive with caution around City crews and allow them plenty of room to work.
Again, a snow emergency parking ban goes into effect for Lincoln at 8 p.m. tonight. A residential parking ban is not in effect at this time.
The City reminds residents that it is illegal to push or blow snow into or on any street, alley or sidewalk, and violators are subject to a fine.
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.