Category: Parking Ban Update

Parking Ban Update for Sunday, February 24, 2019, 5 p.m.

The Mayor issued a residential parking ban that went into effect at 3 p.m. today.  This means parking is banned on the even numbered sides of residential streets.  That is generally the north and east sides of the street.  The snow emergency parking ban on both sides of all emergency snow routes, bus and school routes and other major arterial streets is still active.  For a map of these routes, visit snow.lincoln.ne.gov. Both bans remain in effect until lifted by the Mayor.

Vehicles parked illegally during Snow Emergency and Residential Parking bans are subject to fines, towing and storage costs at the owners’ expense.  Vehicles parked in a way that does not allow emergency vehicles to pass may be ticketed for obstructing a public street.  For information on towed vehicles, call the Emergency Communications Center, 402-441-7204.

Sixty plus City and contractor crews continue to plow and apply deicing materials to emergency snow routes, arterial streets, bus and school routes.  Over the next couple of hours, they will transition to full-scale residential plowing.  This first pass is expected to take approximately 24 hours before switching to the odd numbered sides of residential streets.

Arterial streets range from slushy to snow and ice packed with very slick conditions.  Residential streets are snow packed with difficult driving.  Sustained winds have created drifting problems throughout the city.  Operators report drifts up to 3 foot deep in neighborhoods. Winter driving conditions should be observed citywide.

This has been a significant winter event with an average snowfall of nearly 7 inches across Lincoln.  Our dedicated crews are working around the clock, so please be sure to give them plenty of room to do their job.

Property owners are to clear snow and ice from sidewalks by 9 a.m. the day following the end of the snow storm.  When clearing sidewalks, residents should also clear crosswalks, curb cuts and access from the street to, and around, all fire hydrants.  Those who need help clearing their snow, can call 402-441-7644, to request volunteer assistance through Transportation and Utilities Snow Angels Program, or visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: snow angels).  You may also sign up as a volunteer at this website.

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.

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 Transportation and Utilities Snow Center at 402-441-7644.

Parking Ban Update for Sunday, February 24, 2019, 9:15 a.m.

The Mayor has announced that a residential parking ban will go into effect at 3 p.m. today.  At that time, parking will be banned on the even numbered sides of residential streets.  That is generally the north and east sides of the street.  The snow emergency parking ban on both sides of all emergency snow routes, bus and school routes and other major arterial streets is still active.  For a map of these routes, visit snow.lincoln.ne.gov. Both bans remain in effect until lifted by the Mayor.

Vehicles parked illegally during Snow Emergency and Residential Parking bans are subject to fines, towing and storage costs at the owners’ expense.  Vehicles parked in a way that does not allow emergency vehicles to pass may be ticketed for obstructing a public street.  For information on towed vehicles, call the Emergency Communications Center, 402-441-7204.

Sixty crews continue to plow emergency snow routes, arterial streets, and bus and school routes.  Within the next few hours they will begin to open residential streets ahead of the parking ban to create access for additional emergency crews.   Please be sure to give City crews plenty of room to do their job.

Travel is not advised.  Streets are snow and ice packed with very slick conditions. Sustained winds have created drifts 3 feet deep in some areas.  Early snowfall reports in Lincoln range from 5 to 9 inches.  Residential streets are difficult, if not impassable.

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.

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 Transportation and Utilities Snow Center at 402-441-7644.

Parking Ban Update for Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9:45 p.m.

The Mayor has announced that a residential parking ban will go into effect at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 24.  At that time, parking will be banned on the even numbered sides of residential streets.  That is generally the north and east sides of the street.  The snow emergency parking ban on both sides of all emergency snow routes, bus and school routes and other major arterial streets is still active.  For a map of these routes, visit snow.lincoln.ne.gov.  Both bans remain in effect until lifted by the Mayor.  Vehicles parked illegally during Snow Emergency and Residential Parking bans are subject to fines, towing and storage costs at the owners’ expense.  Vehicles parked in a way that does not allow emergency vehicles to pass may be ticketed for obstructing a public street.  For information on towed vehicles, call the Emergency Communications Center, 402-441-7204.

Forty crews will continue to plow emergency snow routes and apply deicers and salt pre-wet with brine, as needed, until early tomorrow morning when it is safe to begin clearing arterial streets.

Streets are snow and ice packed with very slick conditions. Wind gusts continue to decrease visibility to less than a quarter mile.  Plowing operations may, at times, be temporarily suspended this evening as blizzard conditions near zero visibility putting the safety of operators in danger and diminishing their effectiveness.  If this occurs, assisting Lincoln Fire and Rescue and the Lincoln Police Department will be the sole mission until conditions improve.

The National Weather Service Blizzard Warning remains in effect until 3 a.m. Sunday.  Snow accumulations of 4 to 12 inches and winds gusts of 35 to 50 mph are possible.

 Travel is strongly discouraged.  Strong winds with blowing and drifting snow create low to zero visibility and it is recommended you not travel and seek shelter until the storm passes.

If you must travel, use extreme caution as it will be very difficult, if not impossible.  Have a travel kit in your vehicle, be alert at intersections as many signal indicators have become snow packed, and watch for possible falling tree limbs as well.  If you become stranded, stay with your vehicle and call for help, unless you see help nearby.  Please be sure to give City crews plenty of room to do their job.

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 Transportation and Utilities Snow Center at 402-441-7644.

Parking Ban Update for Saturday, February 23, 2019, 4:45 p.m.

Forty crews are plowing emergency snow routes only at this time due to reduced visibility, and applying deicers and salt pre-wet with brine to trouble spots.  A snow emergency remains in effect.  Parking is banned on both sides of all emergency snow routes, bus and school routes and other major arterial streets.  For a map of these routes, visit snow.lincoln.ne.gov

Streets are snow and ice covered with slick conditions. Wind gusts have decreased visibility to less than a quarter mile.  Plowing operations may, at times, be temporarily suspended this evening as blizzard conditions near zero visibility putting the safety of operators in danger and diminish their effectiveness.  If this occurs, assisting Lincoln Fire and Rescue and the Lincoln Police Department will be the sole mission until conditions improve.

 StarTran buses currently are running and operating close on schedule, however due to conditions their status could change.  Travel is strongly discouraged.  Strong winds with blowing and drifting snow create low to zero visibility and it is recommended you not travel and seek shelter until the storm passes.

If you must travel, use extreme caution as it will be extremely difficult, if not impossible.  Have a travel kit in your vehicle, be alert at intersections as many signal indicators have become snow packed, and watch for possible falling tree limbs as well.  Please be sure to give City crews plenty of room to do their job.

The National Weather Service Blizzard Warning remains in effect until 3 a.m. Sunday.  Snow accumulations of 4 to 12 inches and winds gusts of 35 to 50 mph are possible.

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 Transportation and Utilities Snow Center at 402-441-7644.

Parking Ban Update for Saturday, February 23, 2019, 8:30 a.m.

Twenty crews began applying liquid deicer and granular salt pre-wet with brine to arterial streets, bus and school routes at 12 a.m., and remain on patrol.  Plowing operations are at the ready.  The Mayor has declared a snow emergency for the City of Lincoln.  Beginning at 10 a.m., parking is banned on both sides of all emergency snow routes, bus and school routes and other major arterial streets.  For a map of these routes, visit snow.lincoln.ne.gov

Streets are wet with normal driving conditions.  StarTran buses are running and are currently operating on time.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory until noon today and a Blizzard Warning from noon until 3 a.m. Sunday.  Mixed precipitation through this morning, then blizzard conditions expected this afternoon into tonight.  Snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches, a light glaze of ice and winds gusts of 35 to 50 mph are possible.

Drivers should be alert for slick spots and areas of black ice, especially on untreated streets and sidewalks, slow down and increase following and stopping distance.  If you must travel today, drivers should use caution and be prepared for whiteout conditions making visibility and travel extremely dangerous.  Be sure to give City crews plenty of room to do their job.

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 Transportation and Utilities Snow Center at 402-441-7644.

Parking Ban Update for Friday, February 22, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

The Mayor has declared a snow emergency for the City of Lincoln.  Beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, parking is banned on both sides of all emergency snow routes, bus and school routes and other major arterial streets.  For a map of these routes, visit snow.lincoln.ne.gov.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory until noon Saturday and a Blizzard Warning from noon Saturday until 3 a.m. Sunday.  Freezing rain, icing, high winds and snow accumulation of up to 9 inches are possible.

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 Public Works Snow Center at 402-441-7644.

Snow Removal/Parking Ban Update for Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 5:15 p.m.

The Mayor has lifted the snow emergency parking ban for the City.  Where allowed, parking is now available on major streets.  Residential street parking bans are not in effect.  Crews have completed arterial plowing operations.  Based on measurement data gathered across the City, snowfall during the February 19 to 20 weather event did not meet the 4-inch threshold to warrant plowing residential streets.  A favorable weather forecast over the next two days should accelerate snow melt.

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, five units will monitor arterial street conditions in the City’s four quadrants, spreading granular salt, pre-wet with brine as needed.  Additional units are standing by.  Arterial, bus, and school routes range from wet to normal driving conditions.

Be alert for slick spots and black ice during the morning commute, especially on untreated streets and sidewalks.  Slow down and allow extra travel time and stopping distance.  Requests for service may be submitted by calling the Transportation and Utilities Snow Center at 402-441-7644, or through UPLNK at lincoln.ne.gov or by downloading the free application for iOS or Android.  The UPLNK platform may be used for a variety of non-emergency requests, including snow.

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 Transportation and Utilities Snow Center at 402-441-7644.