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Winter Operations Update for Friday, January 15, 2021, 9:25 p.m.

City operations:  Twenty material spreaders remain on duty this evening and will remain overnight through the morning commute patrolling arterial, bus and school routes applying granular salt pre-wet with brine as needed.

National Weather Service: The blizzard warning expired at 3 p.m. today.  The winter weather advisory expired at 7 p.m. tonight.

Weather conditions: Blowing snow and wind gusts expected to continue before diminishing in the overnight hours.

Street conditions: Crews report most arterial streets are wet with near normal driving conditions.  Some areas may refreeze, and drivers should be alert for slick spots. Isolated outlying and open areas continue to experience blowing and drifting snow.

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

Snow Removal Update for Friday, January 15, 2021, 3:10 p.m.

City operations:  51 City and contractor crews continue winter operations, and the City will begin recalling plow crews over the next six hours as routes are completed. Twenty material spreaders will remain on duty this evening patrolling arterial streets, bus and school routes applying granular salt pre-wet with brine as needed.

National Weather Service: The Blizzard Warning expired at 3 p.m. A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect until 7 p.m.  An additional half-inch of snow and wind gusts up to 55 mph are possible.

Weather conditions: Light snow and windy

Street conditions: Most arterial streets are wet with slush with near normal driving conditions. Isolated open areas will continue to experience blowing snow and drifting. 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.

Snow Removal Update for Friday, January 15, 2021, 11:30 a.m.

City operations:  51 City and contractor crews continue plowing and applying granular salt pre-wet with brine to arterial streets, school and bus routes. Services other than emergency response may be temporarily suspended in the event that visibility becomes too poor for vehicle operators to safely perform their duties. Treatment strategies can be rendered ineffective during blizzard conditions. Additional resources are standing by for post-storm plowing and cleanup.

National Weather Service: A Blizzard Warning is in effect until 6 p.m. today. Snow accumulations of up to two inches and winds up to 60 mph are possible.

Weather conditions: Light snow and windy

Street conditions: Crews report streets varying from wet with slush to completely covered with blowing snow. Drivers should expect slick conditions and delays. Travel may be difficult or impossible due to decreased visibility.

StarTran: Buses are running on schedule. Some routes could experience 5 to 10 minute delays depending on street conditions.

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

Winter Operations for Friday, January 15, 2021, 5:15 a.m.

City operations:  Twenty crews continue patrolling arterial streets, bus and school routes applying granular salt pre-wet with brine. Services other than emergency response may be temporarily suspended in the event that visibility becomes too poor for vehicle operators to safely perform their duties. Treatment strategies can be rendered ineffective during blizzard conditions. Additional resources are standing by for post-storm plowing and cleanup.

National Weather Service: A Blizzard Warning is in effect through 6 p.m. Friday. Snow accumulations of up to two inches and winds up to 60 mph are possible.

Weather conditions: Cloudy and windy

Street conditions: Streets are partially snow covered with winter driving conditions. Friday morning and evening commutes will be impacted. Drivers should expect slick conditions and delays. Travel may be difficult to impossible due to near-zero visibility.

Emergency preparedness: Travel should be restricted to emergencies only. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 511.

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

Street Condition Update for Thursday, January 14, 2021, 5 p.m.

City operations:  Starting at 12:01 a.m. Friday, 20 City crews will begin patrolling arterial streets, applying granular salt pre-wet with brine if conditions warrant. Services other than emergency response may be temporarily suspended in the event that visibility becomes too poor for vehicle operators to safely perform their duties. Treatment strategies can be rendered ineffective during blizzard conditions. Additional resources are standing by for post-storm plowing and cleanup.

National Weather Service: A Blizzard Warning is in effect from midnight Thursday to 6 p.m. Friday. Snow accumulations of up to two inches and winds up to 60 mph are possible.

Weather conditions: Overcast and windy

Street conditions: Friday morning and evening commutes will be impacted. Drivers should expect slick conditions and delays. Travel may be difficult to impossible due to near-zero visibility.

Emergency preparedness: Travel should be restricted to emergencies only. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 511.

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

Street Condition Update for Thursday, January 7, 2021, 11:10 a.m.

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

Street conditions: Arterial streets, school and bus routes are damp with normal driving conditions. Drivers should remain alert for slick spots and areas that refreeze overnight.

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

Winter Operations Update, Thursday, January 7, 2021, 5:30 a.m.

City operations:  Twenty material spreaders began applying granular salt pre-wet with brine to arterial streets and bus and school routes at midnight.

National Weather Service:  Hazardous Weather Outlook predicts light snow, drizzle and patchy fog.  This can create slick roads and reduced visibility for the morning commute.

Weather conditions:  Intermittent rain and mixed precipitation.

Street conditions:  Arterial streets are wet and near freezing.  Drivers should be alert for slick spots, especially on untreated surfaces

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 Wednesday, December 30, 2020, 4:30 p.m.

City operations: The first of two snow removal district parking bans this week goes into effect tonight. The first ban is in effect from 12:01 to 7 a.m. Thursday, December 31 in the City’s Downtown snow removal district ONLY. 

The second ban is in effect from 12:01 to 7 a.m., Saturday, January 2 in the City’s remaining seven districts. These include streets in:

  • University Place
  • Havelock
  • Bethany
  • College View
  • 11th and “G”
  • 17th and Washington
  • 25th and Sumner

In these areas, snow is plowed into rows, 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. 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.   

City operations:  Arterial street plowing is complete. Residential plowing is nearly complete. Crews continue to clean up and readdress areas. Residents are asked to refrain from parking on streets to give plows as much room as possible.

Street conditions: Arterial streets are wet with normal driving conditions. Drivers should remain alert for slick spots and areas that refreeze.

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

Snow Removal Update for Wednesday, December 30, 2020, 11:20 a.m.

City operations:  Traffic management has completed plowing of arterial streets and ended patrols. Residential plowing is 90 percent complete. Residents are asked to refrain from parking on streets to give plows as much room as possible. City inspectors continue to check progress of crews and quality of work.  Areas deemed unsatisfactory are being addressed.

Snow Emergency/Parking Bans: None

Street conditions: Arterial streets are wet with isolated slush and generally normal driving conditions. Drivers should remain alert for slick spots and areas that refreeze.

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

Snow Removal Update for Wednesday, December 30, 2020, 5:30 a.m.

City operations: Twenty crews completed treating arterial and bus routes using granular salt and anti-ice brine. Residential plowing continues with more than thirty crews currently in service. While parking bans are not in effect at this time, residents are encouraged to move their cars off streets to aid crews with clearing operations. The City will provide a mid-morning update on residential progress.

Street conditions: Arterial streets range from wet to slush and partially snow covered. Drivers should remain on alert for slick spots and areas of overnight refreeze.

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