Parking bans: A snow emergency is in effect. Residential parking remains banned on the odd-numbered sides of the street – that’s generally the south and west sides of the street. Parking is permitted on the even sides of residential streets.
When a residential parking ban is required, parking is banned on only one side of the street. The sides of the street will not switch like in previous years. During residential bans, parking on odd-numbered sides of the street will be banned in odd-numbered years like 2021. Parking on even-numbered sides of the street will be banned in even-numbered years.
City operations: 100 City and contractor crews are plowing arterial streets, school and bus routes and residential streets. Residential plowing is nearly 50 percent complete. Eighty snowplows and 20 material spreaders are being used to clear snow and de-ice streets. This event will require additional time to clear historic amounts of snow. Streets that have been plowed after 8:00 a.m. Tuesday are considered completed. The City aims to have all streets open by the end of the day today, Wednesday, January 27, 2021. This is the second largest snowstorm since 1965.
Complete snow removal operations of designated snow removal districts will occur Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 12:01 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. District parking bans will be in effect during those times.
When a snow emergency is declared, parking may be prohibited on both sides of the street in areas designated as snow removal districts. In these areas, the snow is plowed into windrows, loaded into trucks and hauled out of the area. Typically, snow removal occurs between midnight and 8 a.m. The districts include streets in the following areas:
- University Place
- College View
- 11th and “G”
- 17th and Washington
- 25th and Sumner
To assist downtown residents during parking bans, free overnight parking is offered at Center Park Garage, 1100 “N” St. and Green 2 Garage, 530 “P” St. (beginning at 2 p.m. today) until the ban is lifted or until noon, Sunday, January 31. Customers will be charged the posted rate for any time beyond those hours. Vehicles that remain in the garage past noon will be charged for the entire time the vehicle was in the facility.
National Weather Service: Mostly cloudy with an 80 percent chance of light snow. Snow accumulations are expected to be less than one inch.
Weather conditions: Light snow.
Street conditions: Arterial streets are partially covered. Unplowed residential streets are snow covered and hazardous. The City is using more resources than ever before in order to clear historic accumulations of snow as quickly as possible. We ask for the public’s patience on residential streets. We are working day and night to clear them. City and contractor crews have been working continuously since midnight Sunday and they are committed to clearing every street in Lincoln. Winter driving conditions are in effect.
StarTran: StarTran may have delays due to winter conditions.
Please stay informed on the status of winter operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available at snow.lincoln.ne.gov.