Category: Parking Ban Update

Parking Ban Update for Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

The Mayor has declared a snow emergency for the City of Lincoln. Beginning at 8 p.m., parking is banned on both sides of all emergency snow routes, bus and school routes and other major arterial streets to deliver the most efficient snow plowing operation. For a map of these routes, visit snow.lincoln.ne.gov.

 

The National Weather Service Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 9 a.m. Wednesday. Snow accumulation of up to 8 inches is possible.

About 20 crews are now patrolling City streets spreading granular salt pre-wet with brine as needed. Plowing operations are expected to begin about 9 p.m.

Drivers are advised to be alert for slick spots and black ice. Heavy snowfall overnight is expected to limit visibility. Drivers should slow down and allow extra travel time and stopping distance. Be sure to give City crews plenty of room to do their jobs.

Requests for additional attention on specific streets or intersections may be easily submitted through UPLNK, the City’s phone app to report non-emergency issues. Download the free app at lincoln.ne.gov or in the iOS or Android stores.  The requests will be handled based on priority and availability of resources.

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.

 

Snow Removal/Parking Ban Update for Monday, February 18, 2019, 8:15 a.m

With arterial streets clear and mostly dry, the Mayor is lifting the snow emergency parking ban at 8 a.m. today.  Where allowed, parking will again be available on major streets after this time.  Residential street parking bans are not in effect.

More than 30 crews are plowing residential streets and patrolling and treating arterial streets through 10 a.m. when they will be recalled.  Even though residents experience normal driving conditions on arterial streets, they should remain alert for slick areas and black ice from dropping temperatures overnight, especially on side streets and untreated sidewalks.  Many residential streets are clear of snow, but are snow-packed.  Slow down, and allow extra travel time and stopping distance.  Please exercise caution around City crews and allow them plenty of room to work.

Property owners are responsible for clearing sidewalks and driveway entrances.  It is illegal to push or blow snow into or on any street, alley or sidewalk, and violators are subject to a fine.  Those unable to clear their properties can call 402-441-7644 or visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: snow angels) to request volunteer assistance.  Volunteer sign-up is also available at this website.

 Requests for additional attention on specific streets or intersections may be easily submitted through UPLNK, the City’s phone app to report non-emergency issues. Download the free app at lincoln.ne.gov or in the iOS or Android stores.  The requests will be handled based on priority and availability of resources.

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.

 

Snow Removal/Parking Ban Update for Sunday, February 17, 2019, 9:45 p.m.

More than 60 crews will continue plowing residential streets and patrolling arterial streets overnight, applying granular salt, pre-wet with brine to developing slick areas. Major streets are mostly clear of snow and wet. However, as temperatures drop, drivers should be alert for refreezing and black ice. Approximately 60 percent of the City’s residential streets have been plowed.

A snow emergency remains in effect. Parking is banned on both sides of all emergency snow routes, school and bus routes and other major arterial streets through tomorrow morning. Residential parking bans are not in effect at this time, but the City asks residents to move their cars off the streets in neighborhoods and in the downtown area for more efficient and effective removal.

Residents should be prepared for winter weather driving conditions into the morning, especially on untreated streets and sidewalks. Slow down, and allow extra travel time and stopping distance. Please exercise caution around City crews and allow them plenty of room to work.

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 17, 2019, 5 p.m

More than 60 crews are patrolling arterial streets, treating any remaining slick areas with granular salt, pre-wet with brine. Major streets are mostly clear and wet.  A snow emergency remains in effect. Parking is banned on both sides of all emergency snow, school and bus routes and other major arterial streets through early tomorrow morning.

City crews also began plowing residential streets at 10 a.m.  Residential parking bans are not in effect at this time, but the City does ask residents to move their cars off the streets in neighborhoods and in the downtown area to allow crews to do a more efficient and effective job.

Overnight, drivers should be on alert for slick areas and black ice as dropping temperatures tend to cause refreezing. Observe winter weather driving habits, especially on untreated streets and sidewalks. Slow down, and allow extra travel time and stopping distance.  Please exercise caution around City crews and allow them plenty of room to work.

Property owners are responsible for clearing sidewalks and driveway entrances and should also clear around 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. Plowing snow into the gutter and keeping streets clear of ice and snow ensures the safest travel conditions. Those who are unable to clear their properties can call 402-441-7644 to request volunteer assistance or visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: snow angels). Volunteer sign-up is also available at this website.

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.

Snow Removal/Parking Ban Update for Sunday, February 17, 2019, 11 a.m

The Mayor has declared a snow emergency for the City of Lincoln as of 10 a.m. today.  That means parking is banned on both sides of all emergency snow routes, school and bus routes and other major arterial streets to deliver the most efficient snow plowing operation.

More than 60 crews are plowing these major streets and treating with granular salt pre-wet with brine to help reduce slippery conditions.  Crews also started plowing residential streets at 10 a.m.  Residential parking bans are not in effect at this time, but the City does ask residents to remove their cars off the streets, both in neighborhoods and in the downtown area, to help crews do a more efficient and effective job.

Drivers should be on alert for slick spots and black ice, especially on untreated streets and sidewalks. Slow down, and allow yourself extra travel time and stopping distance.  Please drive with caution around City crews and allow them plenty of room to work.

Again, a snow emergency parking ban on major streets is in effect for the City, but residential parking bans are not in effect at this time.

Property owners are responsible for clearing sidewalks and driveway entrances and should also clear around 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. Plowing snow into the gutter and keeping streets clear of ice and snow ensures the safest travel conditions.

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, January 13, 2019, 9:25 p.m.

The snow emergency parking ban for the City will end at 10 p.m.  Where allowed, parking will again be available on major streets and bus routes after this time.  Plowing of all arterial and residential streets concluded at 8 p.m.  Twelve City crews will remain on patrol overnight plowing and applying granular salt, pre-wet with brine to arterial and residential streets as needed.

Arterial streets, school and bus routes are dry with near normal driving conditions.  Residential streets vary from wet with slush to compacted snow with icy areas.  Drivers should be alert for slick spots and areas that might refreeze. Slow down, and allow extra travel time and stopping distance.  Please drive with caution around City crews and allow them plenty of room to work.

Staff have received citizen inquiries regarding driveways being blocked by snow.  We understand the inconvenience.  It is an unintended consequence related to the amount of snow received and the safest and most effective way to clear residential streets.  Operators clear from the center of the street out to the curb, leaving a windrow of snow in the gutter.  This is the best place for snow to melt and helps prevent refreezing in the middle of the street.

The City thanks all property owners for clearing their driveways and sidewalks and for any additional clearing needed after the residential plowing operation.  To keep your street clear of ice and snow, please avoid moving or blowing the snow back into the street.

Our goal is to deliver the safest and most efficient streets possible after a snow event, and we appreciate your patience.

This is the last update for this weather event.  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.

Parking Ban Update for Sunday, January 13, 2019, 4:45 p.m.

City crews continue to plow residential areas, which are about 85 percent complete.  Residential parking bans are not in effect at this time, but the City asks residents to move their cars from the streets to allow crews to do a more efficient and effective job.

A snow emergency for the City of Lincoln is still in effect. It is anticipated that the snow emergency will be rescinded once plowing of residential routes is completed later this evening.

Parking is banned on both sides of all emergency snow routes, bus and school routes and other major arterial streets until further notice.  In addition to plowing residential areas, more than 65 crews continue to patrol arterial streets, plowing and applying granular salt, pre-wet with brine as needed.

Staff have received citizen inquiries regarding driveways being blocked by snow.  We understand the inconvenience. It is an unintended consequence related to the amount of snow received and the safest and most effective way to clear residential streets. Operators clear from the center of the street out to the curb, leaving a windrow of snow in the gutter.  This is the best place for snow to melt and helps prevent refreezing in the middle of the street.

Arterial routes are dry with near normal driving conditions.  Residential streets vary from slush to snow-covered with areas of ice beneath the snow.  Drivers should be alert for slick spots and areas that might refreeze. Slow down, and allow extra travel time and stopping distance.  Please drive with caution around City crews and allow them plenty of room to work.

The City thanks all property owners for clearing their driveways and sidewalks and for any additional clearing needed after the residential plowing operation.  To keep your street clear of ice and snow, please avoid moving or blowing the snow back into the street.

Our goal is to deliver the safest and most efficient streets possible after a snow event, and we appreciate your patience.

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.

Parking Ban Update for Sunday, January 13, 2019, 8:45 a.m.

City crews continue plowing residential areas, which are about 60 percent complete.  Residential parking bans are not in effect at this time, but the City asks residents to move their cars from the streets to allow crews to do a more efficient and effective job.

A snow emergency for the City of Lincoln is still in effect.  Parking is banned on both sides of all emergency snow routes, bus and school routes and other major arterial streets until further notice.  In addition to plowing residential areas, more than 65 crews continue to patrol arterial streets, plowing and applying granular salt, pre-wet with brine as needed.  Those headed downtown are encouraged to park in City garages instead of on the street.

Arterial routes are dry with near normal driving conditions.  Residential streets vary from slush to snow-covered with areas of ice beneath the snow.  Drivers should be alert for slick spots and areas that might refreeze. Slow down, and allow extra travel time and stopping distance.  Please drive with caution around City crews and allow them plenty of room to work.

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 Public Works Snow Center at 402-441-7644.

Parking ban update, Saturday, January 12, 9:30 p.m.

City crews began plowing in residential areas about 8 p.m. tonight.  Residential parking bans are not in effect at this time, but the City does ask residents to move their cars off the streets to allow crews to do a more efficient and effective job.

A snow emergency for the City of Lincoln did go into effect at 8 p.m. tonight.  Parking is banned on both sides of all emergency snow routes, bus and school routes and other major arterial streets until further notice.  More than 65 crews are now working on City streets.  In addition to plowing in residential areas, crews continue to patrol main arterials, plowing and spreading material as needed.  Those headed downtown are encouraged to park in City garages instead of on the street.

Drivers should be on alert for slick spots and areas that might refreeze. Slow down, and allow extra travel time and stopping distance.  Please drive with caution around City crews and allow them plenty of room to work.

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 Public Works Snow Center at 402-441-7644.

Parking Ban Update for Saturday, January 12, 2019, 4:10 p.m.

The Mayor has declared a snow emergency for the City of Lincoln effective at 8 p.m. today, Saturday, January 12. That means parking will be banned on both sides of all emergency snow routes, bus and school routes and other major arterial streets at that time.   More than 65 crews continue to plow those major streets and also apply granular salt pre-wet with brine. Crews expect to begin plowing residential streets this evening. Residential parking bans are not in effect at this time, but the City does ask residents to remove their cars from the streets to allow crews to do a more efficient and effective job.

Crews are also plowing in downtown Lincoln, and those headed downtown are encouraged to park in City garages instead of on the street.

The Lincoln Police Department reports 33 accidents since midnight. StarTran buses are running about 20 minutes off schedule.

Drivers should be on alert for slick spots, especially on untreated streets and sidewalks. Slow down, and allow yourself extra travel time and stopping distance.  Please drive with caution around City crews and allow them plenty of room to work.

Again, a snow emergency parking ban goes into effect for Lincoln at 8 p.m. tonight. A residential parking ban is not in effect at this time.

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 Public Works Snow Center at 402-441-7644.