Month: January 2020

Street Condition Update for Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 11:35 a.m.

Traffic Management has suspended winter operations for this weather event.  Crews will continue to respond to service requests.  Arterial streets are wet with near normal driving conditions.  Residential streets range from slush to snow-packed.  Drivers should be alert for refrozen areas tonight and during the morning commute, especially on untreated areas.

Please stay informed on the status of winter operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available on the City website at snow.lincoln.ne.gov.  For more information, call the Traffic Management Center at 402-441-7644.

Street Condition Update for Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 4:45 a.m.

Twenty City crews remain on patrol applying granular salt pre-wet with brine to arterial, transit and school routes.  Crews report arterial streets are wet with slush. Winter driving conditions should be observed.  Drivers should slow down and be alert for slick spots, especially on untreated surfaces.

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 Traffic Management Center at 402-441-7644.

Street Condition Update for Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 9:30 p.m.

Twenty crews were deployed at 8 p.m. to apply granular salt pre-wet with brine to arterial, transit and school routes.  Crews report arterial streets are wet with some snow cover developing. Winter conditions are in effect.  Drivers should slow down, use caution, and be alert for slick spots, especially on untreated surfaces.

The National Weather Service issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for tonight and tomorrow.  Light snow with less than an inch of accumulation is predicted overnight.  Patchy, dense fog may develop late tonight into tomorrow morning reducing visibility to less than a quarter mile.

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 Traffic Management Center at 402-441-7644.

 

Street Condition Update for Friday, January 24, 2020, 4:20 p.m.

The Traffic Management Center has suspended winter operations for this weather event following 80 hours of continuous service. Crews report arterial street conditions as wet with dry areas beginning to develop. Residential streets range from slush to snow-packed with ice remaining from overnight freezing. Drivers should be alert for refrozen areas in the mornings, especially in untreated areas.

The public is reminded that it is illegal to push or blow snow into or on any street, alley or sidewalk. Violators are subject to a fine. Residents are encouraged to clear snow from fire hydrants.

City ordinance requires property owners to clear snow and ice from sidewalks by 9 a.m. the day following the end of the snowstorm. Sidewalks must be kept clear of snow and ice during the day. The entire width of the walk must be cleared, along with any adjoining wheelchair ramps or curb cuts. To report locations not cleared, residents are urged to use the free UPLNK app available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: uplnk).  For more information, contact the Lincoln Transportation and Utilities sidewalk office at 402-441-7541.

If a property owner does not clear the walk and a complaint is received by the City sidewalk office, notice will be given to the owner. City ordinance requires written notice to be left on the front door or other conspicuous place on the property. If an unresolved problem is reported again, the City may hire a snow removal contractor, and the owner is responsible for the charges.

Please stay informed on the status of winter operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available on the City website at snow.lincoln.ne.gov. For more information, call the Traffic Management Center at 402-441-7644.

Snow Removal Update for Friday, January 24, 2020, 11:50 a.m.

Twenty-one City crews continue to plow and apply granular salt pre-wet with brine to arterial streets. Additional crews are responding to residential service requests. Crews report arterial streets being wet with isolated areas of slush. Residential streets are snow-packed with ice from overnight freezing. Drivers should be alert for slick spots, especially in untreated areas.

Following 80 hours of continuous service, Traffic Management will suspend winter operations at 4 p.m. to provide staff adequate recovery time.  Street conditions will be monitored.

The public is reminded that it is illegal to push or blow snow into or on any street, alley or sidewalk. Violators are subject to a fine. Residents are encouraged to clear snow from fire hydrants.

City ordinance requires property owners to clear snow and ice from sidewalks by 9 a.m. the day following the end of the snowstorm. Sidewalks must be kept clear of snow and ice during the day. The entire width of the walk must be cleared, along with any adjoining wheelchair ramps or curb cuts. To report locations not cleared, residents are urged to use the free UPLNK app available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: uplnk).  For more information, contact the Lincoln Transportation and Utilities sidewalk office at 402-441-7541.

If a property owner does not clear the walk and a complaint is received by the City sidewalk office, notice will be given to the owner. City ordinance requires written notice to be left on the front door or other conspicuous place on the property. If an unresolved problem is reported again, the City may hire a snow removal contractor, and the owner is responsible for the charges.

Please stay informed on the status of winter operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available on the City website at snow.lincoln.ne.gov. For more information, call the Traffic Management Center at 402-441-7644.

Snow Removal Update for Friday, January 24, 2020, 4:45 a.m.

Twenty-four City crews continue to plow and apply deicing materials to arterial streets, school and bus routes. Crews report arterial street conditions as wet with some areas of slush. Residential streets are snow-packed. Drivers should be alert for slick spots, especially in untreated areas.

Please stay informed on the status of winter operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available on the City website at snow.lincoln.ne.gov. For more information, call the Traffic Management Center at 402-441-7644.

Snow Removal Update for Thursday, January 23, 2020, 9:35 p.m.

Twenty-five City plow crews continue to clear arterial streets and apply granular salt pre-wet with brine. Traffic Management will monitor street conditions and continue patrols overnight.  Crews report arterial street conditions ranging from slush to snow-covered.  Residential streets are slush and snow-packed.  Drivers should be alert for refrozen areas.

Please stay informed on the status of winter operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available on the City website at snow.lincoln.ne.gov.  For more information, call the Traffic Management Center at 402-441-7644.

Street Condition Update for Thursday, January 23, 2020, 5:10 p.m.

Twenty City crews continue to patrol arterial streets, school and bus routes applying granular salt pre-wet with brine. Traffic Management will continue to monitor street conditions and plow crews are ready for deployment if necessary.  Crews report arterial streets ranging from wet to slush in some areas.  Residential streets are slush and snow-packed.

A National Weather Service Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. tonight.  Freezing drizzle and additional snow accumulation up to one inch are possible.  Drivers should plan for slippery road conditions this evening.

Please stay informed on the status of winter operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available on the City website at snow.lincoln.ne.gov.  For more information, call the Traffic Management Center at 402-441-7644.

Street Condition Update for Thursday, January 23, 2020, 11:20 a.m.

Twenty City crews are patrolling arterial streets, school and bus routes applying granular salt pre-wet with brine. Traffic Management will continue to monitor street conditions and plow crews are ready for deployment if necessary.  Crews report arterial streets ranging from wet to slush in some areas.  Residential plowing is complete, with conditions ranging from 60 to 100 percent visible pavement.

A National Weather Service Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 9 p.m. tonight. Snow accumulation up to three inches is possible.  Drivers should plan for slippery road conditions during the evening commute.

Please stay informed on the status of winter operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available on the City website at snow.lincoln.ne.gov.  For more information, call the Traffic Management Center at 402-441-7644.

Snow Removal Update for Thursday, January 23, 2020, 4:45 a.m.

Fifty City and contractor crews are patrolling arterial routes and continuing residential plowing, which is about 95 percent complete. Crews report arterial streets being wet with some slush and near normal driving conditions.  Residential streets are slush-covered and snow packed.  Drivers should be alert for black ice and slick spots, especially in untreated areas.

A National Weather Service Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 9 p.m. tonight.  Snow accumulation up to three inches is possible.

Please stay informed on the status of winter operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available on the City website at snow.lincoln.ne.gov.  For more information, call the Traffic Management Center at 402-441-7644.