Snow Removal/Parking Ban Update for Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 4:35 a.m.

More than 40 City and contractor units continue to plow and de-ice streets citywide.  Plowing of residential streets is complete and crews continue to work on service requests and clean up areas.  Four crews continue to clear snow from removal districts.  Please use off-street parking and be alert for trucks and other snow removal equipment.

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.

The residential parking ban ends at 8 a.m. today.  At that time, parking will be permitted on both sides of residential streets.  A snow removal district parking ban is effect now and for Thursday, Feb. 28 and Friday, March 1.  This ban is in effect from 12:01 a.m. to 8 a.m. 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.

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.