Snow Removal/Parking Ban Update for Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 11:50 a.m.

A snow removal district parking ban will be in effect for the next three nights.  This ban will be in effect from 12:01 a.m. to 8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, Thursday, Feb. 28 and Friday, March 1 in the City’s eight snow removal districts.  In these areas, snow is plowed into windrows, loaded into trucks and hauled out of the area overnight. To assist with snow removal, parking is prohibited on both sides of the streets in the districts.  Those include streets in Downtown and the Haymarket; University Place; Havelock; Bethany; College View; 11th and “G”; 17th and Washington; and 25th and Sumner.  Maps can be found at snow.lincoln.ne.gov.

To assist downtown residents during snow removal district parking bans, free overnight parking is offered at Center Park Garage, 1100 “N” St.  To reduce citations and towed vehicles downtown, the service will be offered from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. when the City is under a snow removal district parking ban.  Customers will be charged the posted rate for any time beyond those hours. Vehicles that remain in the garage past 10 a.m. will be charged for the entire time the vehicle was in the facility.

The residential parking ban remains in effect.  It prohibits parking on the odd numbered sides of residential streets.

More than 90 City and contractor units continue to plow and de-ice streets with resources split between arterial and residential routes. Crews are working on the odd sides of residential streets and cleaning up any missed areas. Residential streets are approximately 90 percent complete.

Arterial streets range from dry to snow and ice packed with slick conditions.  Routes are being continuously staffed to deliver improved street conditions.  Drivers should be alert for slick spots and areas of refreeze, especially on hills.

Vehicles parked illegally during snow emergency and residential parking bans are subject to fines, towing and storage costs at the owners’ expense.  Parked vehicles that block emergency vehicle access may be ticketed for obstructing a public street.  For information on towed vehicles, call the Emergency Communications Center, 402-441-7204.

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