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Street Condition Update for Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 5:30 a.m.

Parking bans: A snow emergency is in effect. A parking ban that bans parking on both sides of all arterial streets including emergency snow routes, bus and school routes will end at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 26, 2021. A map of these routes is available at snow.lincoln.ne.gov.

Residential parking is still 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.

To assist downtown residents during parking bans, free overnight parking is offered at Center Park Garage, 1100 “N” St. until 9 a.m. Wednesday, January 27. This offer may be extended if conditions warrant.  Customers will be charged the posted rate for any time beyond those hours. Vehicles that remain in the garage past 9 a.m. will be charged for the entire time the vehicle was in the facility.

City operations:  More than 100 City and contractor crews continue to clear snow from streets across the city. Crews have completed their first round of arterial plowing. They are beginning their second round of arterial plowing. Crews are beginning to apply de-icing material to arterial routes to help loosen the snow/ice packed on the roads. Residential plowing continues. This event will require multiple passes throughout the duration and post storm.

National Weather Service: A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 9 a.m. Tuesday. Areas of light snow will linger this morning, but any additional accumulations of snow should be less than an inch. There will also be some blowing and drifting snow.

Weather conditions: Light snow.

Street conditions: Arterial streets are snow and ice packed with slick spots. Unplowed residential streets are snow covered and hazardous. Winter driving conditions are in effect.

StarTran: StarTran bus service has returned to normal hours of operation today.

Please stay informed on the status of winter operations in Lincoln.  Additional information is available at snow.lincoln.ne.gov.

Street Condition Update for Monday, January 25, 2021, 9:30 p.m.

Parking bans: A snow emergency is in effect. Parking is banned on both sides of all arterial streets, including emergency snow routes, bus and school routes. A map of these routes is available at snow.lincoln.ne.gov.

Residential parking is 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.

To assist downtown residents during parking bans, free overnight parking is offered at Center Park Garage, 1100 “N” St. until 9 a.m. Wednesday, January 27. This offer may be extended if conditions warrant.  Customers will be charged the posted rate for any time beyond those hours. Vehicles that remain in the garage past 9 a.m. will be charged for the entire time the vehicle was in the facility.

City operations:  More than 100 City and contractor crews continue to clear snow from streets across the city. Residential plowing is under way with 40 of 69 sub-districts in progress. This event will require multiple passes throughout the duration and post storm.

National Weather Service: A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 9 a.m. Tuesday. Total snow accumulation up to 16 inches is possible.

Weather conditions: Snow.

Street conditions: Snow is expected to move out of the area in the next four to six hours. This will assist crews with clearing streets. Streets currently remain snow covered. Avoid heading out if possible as travel continues to be treacherous. Winter driving conditions are in effect.

StarTran: StarTran bus service was suspended at 4:30 p.m. today due to winter storm conditions. Normal hours of operation are expected to resume Tuesday, January 26.

Please stay informed on the status of winter operations in Lincoln.  Additional information is available at snow.lincoln.ne.gov.

Snow Removal/Parking Ban Update for Monday, January 25, 2021, 4:50 p.m.

Parking bans: A snow emergency is in effect. Parking is banned on both sides of all arterial streets, including emergency snow routes, bus and school routes. A map of these routes is available at snow.lincoln.ne.gov.

Residential parking is 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.

To assist downtown residents during parking bans, free overnight parking is offered at Center Park Garage, 1100 “N” St. until 9 a.m. Wednesday, January 27. This offer may be extended if conditions warrant.  Customers will be charged the posted rate for any time beyond those hours. Vehicles that remain in the garage past 9 a.m. will be charged for the entire time the vehicle was in the facility.

City operations:  More than 100 City and contractor crews are plowing arterial streets, school and bus routes and residential streets. Multiple passes in residential areas will be required.

National Weather Service: A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 9 a.m. Tuesday. Total snow accumulation up to 16 inches is possible.

Weather conditions: Snow

Street conditions: Arterial streets are expected to remain snow-covered most of the evening until snow subsides. Drivers are urged to avoid travel.

StarTran: As of 4:30 p.m. today, all service is suspended. Normal hours of operation are expected to resume Tuesday, January 26.

Please stay informed on the status of winter operations in Lincoln.  Additional information is available at snow.lincoln.ne.gov.

Snow Removal/Parking Ban Update for Monday, January 25, 2021, 11:40 a.m.

Parking bans: A snow emergency is in effect. Parking is banned on both sides of all arterial streets, including emergency snow routes, bus and school routes. A map of these routes is available at snow.lincoln.ne.gov.

Residential parking is 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:  More than 100 City and contractor crews are plowing arterial streets, school and bus routes and residential streets. Multiple passes in residential areas will be required.

National Weather Service: A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 3 a.m. Tuesday. Snowfall accumulation up to 16 inches and high winds are possible.

Weather conditions: Snow

Street conditions: Arterial streets are expected to remain snow-covered most of the day as snow continues to fall. Drivers should be alert for slick spots and reduced visibility.

StarTran: Buses are running on schedule. Depending on street conditions, some routes may be delayed five to 10 minutes.

Please stay informed on the status of winter operations in Lincoln.  Additional information is available at snow.lincoln.ne.gov.

Street Condition Update for Monday, January 25, 2021, 5:00 a.m.

City of Lincoln Winter Operations Update Monday, January 25, 2021 at 5:00 AM

A snow emergency is in effect. 

Parking Bans: Beginning at 8:00 AM Monday, January 25, 2021, parking will be banned on both sides of all emergency snow routes, bus and school routes and major arterial streets.  A map of these routes is available at snow.lincoln.ne.gov.

Residential Parking Ban: Beginning at 8:00 AM Monday, January 25, 2021, a residential parking ban will be in effect.  This is the first time this new residential parking ban process is in effect. Parking will be banned on the odd-numbered sides of residential streets – that’s generally the south and west sides of the street. Parking will be 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: Twenty material spreaders are patrolling arterial streets and applying granular salt pre-wet with brine. The City will activate more than 100 City and contractor crews to begin plowing over the next several hours as the storm intensifies. Residential plowing is anticipated to begin around 8:00 AM and will require multiple passes during and after the storm.

National Weather Service: A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 6:00 AM Monday to 3:00 AM Tuesday. Snowfall amounts could range from six to 15 inches. Northeasterly winds will blow at 15 to 25 mph during the event, with gusts as high as 30 to 35 mph at times.

Weather conditions: Heavy snow is expected. Areas of blowing snow will significantly reduce visibility.

Street conditions: Snow will affect the morning commute and will heavily impact the evening commute. Arterial streets are expected to remain snow covered most of the day as the hourly snowfall rates may overwhelm City resources. Winter driving conditions are in effect.

Please stay informed on the status of winter operations in Lincoln.  Additional information on snow emergencies and parking bans is available at snow.lincoln.ne.gov.

Parking Ban Update for Sunday, January 24, 2021, 6:30 p.m.

City of Lincoln Winter Operations Snow Emergency Begins 12:01 AM Monday

A snow emergency has been declared for the City of Lincoln. It will begin at 12:01 AM Monday, January 25, 2021. 

Parking Bans: Beginning Monday, January 25, 2021 at 8:00 AM, parking will be banned on both sides of all emergency snow routes, bus and school routes and major arterial streets.  A map of these routes is available at snow.lincoln.ne.gov.

Residential Parking Ban: Beginning Monday, January 25, 2021 at 8:00 AM, a residential parking ban will be in effect.  At that time, parking will be banned on the odd-numbered sides of residential streets – that’s generally the south and west sides of the street.  Parking will be permitted on the even sides of residential streets.

Even if your side of the street appears to be cleared, do not park there until the ban is officially terminated because crews sometimes need to make more than one pass down that side of the street.

Sidewalks:

When clearing sidewalks, residents should also clear crosswalks, curb cuts and access to fire hydrants. The City reminds residents that it is illegal to push or blow snow into or on any street, alley or sidewalk, and violators are subject to a fine.

Snow Angels:

If you would like to volunteer to shovel snow for those who are unable to do so themselves, visit snow.lincoln.ne.gov or call 402-441-7644 during regular business hours.

Please stay informed on the status of winter operations in Lincoln.  Additional information on snow emergencies and parking bans is available at snow.lincoln.ne.gov.

Street Condition Update for Sunday, January 24, 2021, 8:30 a.m.

City of Lincoln Winter Operations Update

City operations: The traffic management center has ended operations for this winter event. All arterial, bus, and school routes have been treated ahead of Monday’s winter storm system.

Street conditions: Treated streets are wet with normal driving conditions. Non-treated streets are snow-packed. Drivers should remain alert for slick spots.

Please stay informed on the status of winter operations in Lincoln.  Additional information is available at snow.lincoln.ne.gov

Street Condition Update for Saturday, January 23, 2021, 8 P.M.

City of Lincoln Winter Operations Update

For more information: Erika Hill, Lincoln Transportation and Utilities (LTU) Communications, 402-310-6773

Date: 1/23/2021

Time: 8:00 PM

City operations: Twenty material spreaders began treating arterial streets at 2:30 today and will remain on duty tonight until refreeze is no longer a concern.

National Weather Service: A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 3 AM Sunday, January 24, 2021. Additional snow accumulations of less than a half-inch and ice accumulations of a light glaze are possible.

Weather conditions: Light snow and possible ice.

Street conditions: Arterial streets are wet to partially covered. Drivers should observe winter driving conditions and remain alert for slick spots and refrozen areas.

Please stay informed on the status of winter operations in Lincoln.  Additional information is available at snow.lincoln.ne.gov. To see where LTU snow trucks have been, go to lincoln.ne.gov/snowfighting.

City of Lincoln Winter Operations Update

For more information: Erika Hill, Lincoln Transportation and Utilities (LTU) Communications, 402-310-6773

Date: 1/23/2021

Time: 3:30 PM

City operations: Twenty material spreaders are treating arterial streets with granular salt pre-wet with brine. Winter Operations plow teams are on standby.

National Weather Service: A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 3 AM Sunday, January 24, 2021. An additional one-inch of snow and ice accumulations of a light glaze are possible.

Weather conditions: Light snow and possible ice buildup.

Street conditions: Winter driving conditions are in effect. Drivers should be alert for slick spots and reduced visibility.

Please stay informed on the status of winter operations in Lincoln.  Additional information is available at snow.lincoln.ne.gov. To see where LTU snow trucks have been, go to lincoln.ne.gov/snowfighting.

Winter Operations Update for Saturday, January 16, 2021, 8:10 a.m.

City operations:  Traffic management has ended winter operations for this weather event.

Street conditions:  Most arterial streets are dry. Drivers should remain alert for refrozen and slick areas. Pavement temperatures will reach the mid 40’s through the weekend bringing lots of melting action.

Please stay informed on the status of winter operations in Lincoln.  Additional information is available at snow.lincoln.ne.gov