More than 60 crews are patrolling arterial streets, treating any remaining slick areas with granular salt, pre-wet with brine. Major streets are mostly clear and wet. A snow emergency remains in effect. Parking is banned on both sides of all emergency snow, school and bus routes and other major arterial streets through early tomorrow morning.
City crews also began plowing residential streets at 10 a.m. Residential parking bans are not in effect at this time, but the City does ask residents to move their cars off the streets in neighborhoods and in the downtown area to allow crews to do a more efficient and effective job.
Overnight, drivers should be on alert for slick areas and black ice as dropping temperatures tend to cause refreezing. Observe winter weather driving habits, especially on untreated streets and sidewalks. Slow down, and allow extra travel time and stopping distance. Please exercise caution around City crews and allow them plenty of room to work.
Property owners are responsible for clearing sidewalks and driveway entrances and should also clear around fire hydrants. 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. Plowing snow into the gutter and keeping streets clear of ice and snow ensures the safest travel conditions. Those who are unable to clear their properties can call 402-441-7644 to request volunteer assistance or visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: snow angels). Volunteer sign-up is also available at this website.
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 Transportation and Utilities Snow Center at 402-441-7644.