City crews continue to plow residential areas, which are about 85 percent complete. Residential parking bans are not in effect at this time, but the City asks residents to move their cars from the streets to allow crews to do a more efficient and effective job.
A snow emergency for the City of Lincoln is still in effect. It is anticipated that the snow emergency will be rescinded once plowing of residential routes is completed later this evening.
Parking is banned on both sides of all emergency snow routes, bus and school routes and other major arterial streets until further notice. In addition to plowing residential areas, more than 65 crews continue to patrol arterial streets, plowing and applying granular salt, pre-wet with brine as needed.
Staff have received citizen inquiries regarding driveways being blocked by snow. We understand the inconvenience. It is an unintended consequence related to the amount of snow received and the safest and most effective way to clear residential streets. Operators clear from the center of the street out to the curb, leaving a windrow of snow in the gutter. This is the best place for snow to melt and helps prevent refreezing in the middle of the street.
Arterial routes are dry with near normal driving conditions. Residential streets vary from slush to snow-covered with areas of ice beneath the snow. Drivers should be alert for slick spots and areas that might refreeze. Slow down, and allow extra travel time and stopping distance. Please drive with caution around City crews and allow them plenty of room to work.
The City thanks all property owners for clearing their driveways and sidewalks and for any additional clearing needed after the residential plowing operation. To keep your street clear of ice and snow, please avoid moving or blowing the snow back into the street.
Our goal is to deliver the safest and most efficient streets possible after a snow event, and we appreciate your patience.
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.