Month: January 2019

Parking Ban Update for Sunday, January 13, 2019, 8:45 a.m.

City crews continue plowing residential areas, which are about 60 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.  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.  Those headed downtown are encouraged to park in City garages instead of on 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 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.

Parking ban update, Saturday, January 12, 9:30 p.m.

City crews began plowing in residential areas about 8 p.m. tonight.  Residential parking bans are not in effect at this time, but the City does ask residents to move their cars off the streets to allow crews to do a more efficient and effective job.

A snow emergency for the City of Lincoln did go into effect at 8 p.m. tonight.  Parking is banned on both sides of all emergency snow routes, bus and school routes and other major arterial streets until further notice.  More than 65 crews are now working on City streets.  In addition to plowing in residential areas, crews continue to patrol main arterials, plowing and spreading material as needed.  Those headed downtown are encouraged to park in City garages instead of on the street.

Drivers should be on 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 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.

Parking Ban Update for Saturday, January 12, 2019, 4:10 p.m.

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.

Snow Removal Update for Saturday, January 12, 2019, 9:20 a.m.

At 3 a.m. sixty crews began plowing, and remain concentrated, on emergency snow routes, arterial streets, and bus routes, and applying deicers as needed. Street conditions vary from slush to snow covered with patchy ice beneath the snow.  StarTran buses are in operation but some may be running late due to weather conditions.

The National Weather Service Winter Storm Advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m. Saturday, with additional snow accumulation of one to four inches possible.  Winter driving conditions should be observed.  Be on alert for slick spots, especially on untreated streets and sidewalks. Slow down and allow yourself extra travel time and stopping distance.  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.

#LNK Street Condition Update for Friday, January 11, 2019, 10 p.m.

Twenty City crews began patrolling arterial routes at 8 PM applying deicers, or plowing, as needed.  Street conditions vary across town and are generally wet, with heavier snowfall in south Lincoln.  Conditions will be monitored overnight and additional units are on standby.

The National Weather Service Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until noon Saturday.  Snow accumulation of two to seven inches is possible.  Winter driving conditions should be observed.  Be on alert for slick spots, especially on untreated streets and sidewalks, as overnight lows will cause surface freezing.  Slow down and allow yourself extra travel time and stopping distance.  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.

 

 

Street Condition Update for Friday, January 11, 2019, 4:55 p.m.

City crews have pre-treated arterial streets, school and bus routes with anti-ice brine.  All city and contractor crews are on standby to deploy as necessary.

The National Weather Service Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until noon Saturday.  Snow accumulation of 2 to 7 inches 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.

Street Condition Update for Thursday, January 10, 2019, 4 p.m.

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

The National Weather Service is predicting a wintry mix with snow developing in Lincoln after 5 p.m. Friday.  Snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are possible, with snow expected to end around noon on Saturday. Drivers should be alert to changing weather and street conditions.  Please give City crews plenty of room to work.

The next update will be at 4 p.m. Friday.  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.