Snow Removal Update for Thursday, January 24, 2019, 4:45 a.m.

More than 25 City and contractor crews are expected to complete plowing and material spreading on residential streets by 8 a.m. Crews continued to monitor emergency snow routes, arterials, school and bus routes overnight and report conditions ranging from clear and dry to wet with some slush.  Residential streets range from slush to snow-packed and are expected to greatly improve over the next few days following plowing and warmer temperatures.

Drivers should be alert for slick spots and areas of refreeze, especially on untreated streets and sidewalks.  Slow down and increase following and stopping distance. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Lancaster County in effect from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. Wind gusts up to 40 mph are expected to cause blowing snow and low visibility. Crews will patrol throughout the day to help remove snow blown back onto the street. Drivers should use extra caution in open areas and on exposed bridges.

Once residential plowing is complete, crews will revisit neighborhoods during the day to treat remaining slick areas and remove excess snow or slush. Residential parking bans are not in effect.  Residents are encouraged to use off-street parking to allow crews to more efficiently clear the street.  It is illegal to push or blow snow into streets, alleys or sidewalks, 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.