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Snow Removal/Parking Ban Update for Sunday, February 7, 2021, 2:45 p.m.

The snow emergency, snow emergency parking ban, and residential parking ban will end at 8 p.m. tonight, Sunday, February 7.

Snow emergency parking bans: A snow emergency is in effect for the City of Lincoln. Until 8 p.m., parking remains banned on both sides of emergency snow routes, bus and school routes and other major arterial streets. A map of these routes is available at snow.lincoln.ne.gov. Parking also remains banned on the odd-side of residential streets until 8 p.m.

City operations:  80 crews continue to plow and treat arterial streets, school and bus routes. Because extremely cold temperatures over the next 10 days will reduce the effectiveness of de-icing material, crews will use a salt/sand mix. Residential plowing is scheduled to be completed Sunday evening. Use the Snow Fighting Map to follow plowing progress at snow.lincoln.ne.gov.

National Weather Service: A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until to 7 p.m. today. Additional snow accumulation up to 1 inch is possible.

Weather conditions: Light snow

Street conditions: Arterial streets are partially snow-covered.

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 Sunday, February 7, 2021, 8:35 a.m.

Snow emergency parking bans: A snow emergency is in effect for the City of Lincoln. Parking is banned on both sides of emergency snow routes, bus and school routes and other major arterial streets. A map of these routes is available at snow.lincoln.ne.gov. Parking is banned on the odd-side of residential streets.

City operations:  80 crews continue to plow and treat arterial streets, school and bus routes. Extremely cold temperatures reduce the effectiveness of de-icing material, therefore more time is spent plowing to remove as much snow as possible off of priority routes. Residential plowing is scheduled to end Sunday afternoon. Use the Snow Fighting Map to follow plowing progress at snow.lincoln.ne.gov.

National Weather Service: A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until to 7 p.m. today. Snow accumulation up to 5 inches is possible.

Weather conditions: Snow

Street conditions: Arterial and residential streets are snow-covered.

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 Saturday, February 6, 2021, 7:45 p.m.

Snow emergency parking bans: A snow emergency is in effect for the City of Lincoln. Parking is banned on both sides of emergency snow routes, bus and school routes and other major arterial streets. A map of these routes is available at snow.lincoln.ne.gov. Parking is also banned on the odd-side of residential streets.

City operations:  More than 100 crews continue to plow and apply de-icing material to arterial streets, school and bus routes. Residential plowing began at noon and may take up to 24 hours to complete. Use the Snow Fighting Map to follow plowing progress at snow.lincoln.ne.gov.

National Weather Service: A Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, February 7. Snow accumulation up to 3 inches is possible.

Weather conditions: Clear

Street conditions: Arterial streets are partially snow-covered. Residential streets are snow-covered.

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 Saturday, February 6, 2021, 2:25 p.m.

Snow emergency parking bans: A snow emergency is in effect for the City of Lincoln. A snow emergency means parking is banned on both sides of emergency snow routes, bus and school routes and other major arterial streets. A map of these routes is available at snow.lincoln.ne.gov. Parking is also banned on the odd-side of residential streets.

City operations:  More than 100 crews are currently plowing arterial streets, school and bus routes and residential streets. Residential plowing began at noon and may take up to 24 hours to complete. Use the Snow Fighting Map to follow plowing progress at snow.lincoln.ne.gov.

National Weather Service: A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 3 p.m. today.

Weather conditions: Cloudy

Street conditions: Arterial streets are partially snow-covered. Residential streets are snow-covered.

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 Saturday, February 6, 2021, 8:20 a.m.

Snow emergency parking bans: Lincoln Transportation and Utilities has declared a snow emergency for the City of Lincoln, effective at noon today, Saturday, February 6. A snow emergency means parking is banned on both sides of emergency snow routes, bus and school routes and other major arterial streets. A map of these routes is available at snow.lincoln.ne.gov. Parking will also be banned on the odd-side of residential streets.

City operations:  60 crews are currently plowing arterial streets. Residential plowing is scheduled to begin at noon today and may take up to 24 hours to complete. Use the Snow Fighting Map to follow plowing progress at snow.lincoln.ne.gov.

National Weather Service: A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 3 p.m. today. Snow accumulation of up to 4 inches by noon is possible.

Weather conditions: Snow, wind

Street conditions: Arterial streets are snow-covered. Drivers should expect slippery conditions.

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, February 4, 2021, 5:20 a.m.

City operations:  At 1 a.m. today, 20 City crews began applying granular salt, pre-wet with brine to arterial streets, school and bus routes. Routes will be patrolled as long as necessary.

National Weather Service: A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until noon today. Winds up to 45 mph and snow accumulation up to 2 inches are possible.

Weather conditions: Windy, light snow

Street conditions: Range from wet with slush to snow-covered. Drivers should be alert for slick spots and expect delays.

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

Snow Removal Update for Sunday, January 31, 2021, 4 p.m.

City operations:  Traffic management has ended winter operations for this weather event. Monday, snow crews will begin preparing for the potential of a winter event late this week.

Street conditions:  Drivers should remain alert for refrozen and slick areas. Warmer temperatures this weekend continue to melt snow and ice.

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

City of Lincoln Winter Operations Update, Wednesday, January 27, 9:30 p.m.

Parking bans: A snow emergency is in effect. The residential parking ban will end at midnight Wednesday but will be replaced in some areas by a snow removal district parking ban. Until then, residential parking is still banned on the odd-numbered sides of the street.

Snow removal district parking bans will be in effect from 12:01 to 7 a.m. Thursday, January 28, Friday, January 29 and Saturday, January 30. 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. Snow removal districts include:

  • Downtown
  • University Place
  • Havelock
  • Bethany
  • 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. 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.

City operations:  100 City and contractor crews continue plowing residential streets and will be 100 percent complete by midnight Wednesday, January 27. Complete snow removal operations in Lincoln’s Business Districts will begin at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, January 28. Beginning Thursday morning, January 28, Lincoln Transportation and Utilities (LTU) staff will inspect residential areas completed the night before. Plow crews will continue with clean-up efforts Thursday and respond to service requests and additional residential area needs Friday.

Weather conditions: Mostly Cloudy

Street conditions: Arterial streets are generally dry with normal driving conditions. Residential streets are snow packed. Winter driving conditions are in effect on residential streets. Residents are encouraged to report a street that may have been missed by plow crews after midnight, Wednesday, January 27 to Lincoln.ne.gov/UPLNK. LTU appreciates the public’s patience during this historic weather event.

StarTran: Short delays may be expected Thursday, January 28 due to winter conditions.

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, January 27, 2021, 12 p.m.

Parking bans: A snow emergency is in effect. The residential parking ban will end at midnight Wednesday but will be replaced in some areas by a snow removal district parking ban. Until then, residential parking is still banned on the odd-numbered sides of the street.

Snow removal district parking bans will be in effect from 12:01 to 7 a.m. Thursday, January 28, Friday, January 29 and Saturday, January 30. 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. Snow removal districts include:

  • Downtown
  • University Place
  • Havelock
  • Bethany
  • 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.

City operations:  80 City and contractor crews continue plowing residential streets and are 70 percent complete. Residential plowing is expected to be complete at midnight Wednesday. As crews complete their residential assignments, they will re-plow arterial routes. Twenty crews are plowing and applying granular salt pre-wet with brine to arterial streets, school and bus routes.

Weather conditions: Sunny

Street conditions: Arterial streets range from wet with slush to partially snow-covered. Unplowed residential areas are snow-covered and hazardous. Lincoln Transportation and Utilities appreciates the public’s patience during this weather event. Only streets plowed since 8 a.m. Tuesday are considered completed.

StarTran: Delays may be expected due to winter conditions.

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

Street Condition Update for Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 5:30 a.m.

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:

  • Downtown
  • University Place
  • Havelock
  • Bethany
  • 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.