Month: January 2019

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.

Street Condition Update for Friday, January 18, 2019, 9:45 p.m.

Twenty City crews are applying granular salt, pre-wet with brine to arterial streets as needed.  They will stay on patrol overnight to treat or plow as warranted.

Arterial streets are generally wet with normal driving conditions, but freezing temperatures and light snow are creating icy conditions. Use extreme caution especially on untreated streets and sidewalks.  Drivers are urged to slow down and increase following and stopping distance.  Please give City crews plenty of room to work.

A National Weather Service Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until midnight.  Freezing drizzle mixed with snow continues to be possible overnight.

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 Friday, January 18, 2019, 4:35 p.m.

Twenty City crews continue to apply granular salt, pre-wet with brine to arterial streets as needed.  Crews will remain on patrol overnight to monitor street conditions.

Arterial streets are generally wet with normal driving conditions, but freezing drizzle is quickly making conditions icy. Use extreme caution especially on untreated streets and sidewalks.  Drivers are urged to slow down and increase following and stopping distance.  Falling temperatures overnight will cause surface freezing.  Please give City crews plenty of room to work.

The National Weather Service Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until midnight.  Freezing drizzle mixed with snow is possible overnight.

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 Thursday, January 17, 2019, 3:35 p.m.

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday, 15 City crews will apply anti-ice brine to arterial streets, school and bus routes in anticipation of potentially slick driving conditions Friday and Saturday.  The material spreading operation will be completed by 7 a.m. Friday.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory effective from 6 a.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday.  Freezing drizzle followed by 2 to 5 inches of snow is possible.  Drivers should be alert to changing weather and street conditions.  Please give City crews plenty of room to work.

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.

Parking Ban Update for Sunday, January 13, 2019, 9:25 p.m.

The snow emergency parking ban for the City will end at 10 p.m.  Where allowed, parking will again be available on major streets and bus routes after this time.  Plowing of all arterial and residential streets concluded at 8 p.m.  Twelve City crews will remain on patrol overnight plowing and applying granular salt, pre-wet with brine to arterial and residential streets as needed.

Arterial streets, school and bus routes are dry with near normal driving conditions.  Residential streets vary from wet with slush to compacted snow with icy areas.  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.

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.

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.

This is the last update for this weather event.  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.

Parking Ban Update for Sunday, January 13, 2019, 4:45 p.m.

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.