Forty crews are plowing emergency snow routes only at this time due to reduced visibility, and applying deicers and salt pre-wet with brine to trouble spots. A snow emergency remains in effect. Parking is banned on both sides of all emergency snow routes, bus and school routes and other major arterial streets. For a map of these routes, visit snow.lincoln.ne.gov
Streets are snow and ice covered with slick conditions. Wind gusts have decreased visibility to less than a quarter mile. Plowing operations may, at times, be temporarily suspended this evening as blizzard conditions near zero visibility putting the safety of operators in danger and diminish their effectiveness. If this occurs, assisting Lincoln Fire and Rescue and the Lincoln Police Department will be the sole mission until conditions improve.
StarTran buses currently are running and operating close on schedule, however due to conditions their status could change. Travel is strongly discouraged. Strong winds with blowing and drifting snow create low to zero visibility and it is recommended you not travel and seek shelter until the storm passes.
If you must travel, use extreme caution as it will be extremely difficult, if not impossible. Have a travel kit in your vehicle, be alert at intersections as many signal indicators have become snow packed, and watch for possible falling tree limbs as well. Please be sure to give City crews plenty of room to do their job.
The National Weather Service Blizzard Warning remains in effect until 3 a.m. Sunday. Snow accumulations of 4 to 12 inches and winds gusts of 35 to 50 mph are possible.
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.