Category: Parking Ban Update

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 It is anticipated that the snow emergency will be rescinded once plowing of residential routes is completed later this evening.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.

Parking Ban Street Condition Update for Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 4:45 a.m.

The snow removal district and parking ban is in effect until 7 a.m. this morning. Residential parking bans are not in effect.  A map of all routes and districts is available at snow.lincoln.ne.gov (select “Snow Operations Map” in the top menu).

Fifty City and contractor crews continue plowing emergency snow routes, bus routes, school routes, and snow removal districts, treating roads with granular salt pre-wet with brine. Crews will continue to monitor street conditions, plowing and treating roads as needed. With melting temps expected, snow may not be trucked out but will be pushed to the curb.   

Crews report that roads are snow packed, creating slick areas. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution. Be alert for deteriorating weather conditions creating slick areas on streets and sidewalks. Please leave extra space between yourself and other drivers. And remember to give road crews 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 Public Works Snow Center at 402-441-7644.

Parking Ban Update for Monday, January 22, 2018, 3:30 p.m.

Mayor Chris Beutler has declared a snow emergency for the City of Lincoln, effective at 6 p.m. today.  At that time, parking will be banned on both sides of all arterial streets and emergency snow, bus and school routes.  A snow removal district parking ban will go into effect from 12:01 to 7 a.m. Tuesday.  A map of all routes and districts is available at snow.lincoln.ne.gov (select “Snow Operations Map” in the top menu).

Snow removal districts include streets in Downtown and the Haymarket; University Place; Havelock; Bethany; College View; 11th and “G”; 17th and Washington and 25th and Sumner.  In these districts, snow is plowed into windrows, loaded into trucks and hauled out of the area.  Parking will be prohibited on both sides of the streets in the snow removal districts.

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. tonight to 8 a.m. Tuesday.  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.

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 Friday, February 5, 2016, 11 a.m.

As light snow falls in Lincoln, the City has a partial deployment of material spreaders on the main arterials, focusing on key intersections and bridges. Public Works continues to respond to service requests in the residential districts, applying sand on slopes, at stop signs and at other trouble areas. Public Works also has pothole repair crews deployed anytime the streets are not snow covered, and will again be able to fully staff street maintenance services once the snow operations for this week’s storm are completed.

City crews worked overnight to clear snow in the City’s snow removal districts. Public Works reports that operations are about two-thirds completed, and the effort is expected to wrap up by 7 a.m. Saturday. The snow removal district parking ban will be in effect one more night. From 12:01 a.m. to 7 a.m. Saturday, February 6th, parking is prohibited on both sides of the streets in the snow removal districts. They include streets in Downtown and the Haymarket; University Place; Havelock; Bethany; College View; 11th and “G”; 17th and Washington; and 25th and Sumner. Maps can be found at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword snow).

To assist downtown residents during snow removal district parking bans, free overnight parking is offered at Center Park Garage, 1100 “N” St. The service will be offered from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. tonight. 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.

The snow removal district parking ban is the only parking ban still in effect. The public may report trouble areas to the Public Works Snow Center at 402-441-7644. Additional information is available on the City website at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: snow).

Parking Ban Update for Thursday, February 4, 2016, 3:30 p.m.

The residential parking ban for the odd-numbered sides of the street was rescinded effective at 9 a.m. this morning. Parking is again permitted on both sides of the street in residential areas. The City has about 90 maintenance vehicles on the streets now cleaning up residual snow and applying material on slopes and at intersections. The public can report trouble areas to the Public Works Snow Center at 402-441-7644.

Because crews finished earlier than expected, there was some lag time between the time the ban was rescinded and enforcement stopped. If you received a ticket between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. today for parking illegally during a residential parking ban, you will receive a letter on how to get your ticket dismissed.

The only ban that remains in effect is a snow removal district parking ban. It will be in effect from 12:01 to 7 a.m. Friday and Saturday, February 5th and 6th, in the eight snow removal districts. In these districts, snow is plowed into windrows, loaded into trucks and hauled out of the area. Parking is prohibited on both sides of the streets in the snow removal districts. They include streets in Downtown and the Haymarket; University Place; Havelock; Bethany; College View; 11th and “G”; 17th and Washington; and 25th and Sumner. Maps can be found at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword snow).

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. (For the Friday ban, the service begins at 10 p.m. Thursday.) 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.

Please stay informed on the status of snow operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available on the City website at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: snow). If you have questions, you may call the Public Works Snow Center at 402-441-7644.

Parking Ban Update for Thursday, February 4, 2016, 11:45 a.m.

City crews completed plowing residential streets early this morning, and the residential parking ban for the odd-numbered sides of the street has been rescinded. Parking is again permitted on both sides of the street in residential areas. The City has about 90 maintenance vehicles on the streets now cleaning up residual snow and applying material on slopes and at intersections. The public can report trouble areas to the Public Works Snow Center at 402-441-7644.

A snow removal district parking ban remains in effect two more nights – from 12:01 to 7 a.m. Friday and Saturday, February 5th and 6th, in the eight snow removal districts. In these districts, snow is plowed into windrows, loaded into trucks and hauled out of the area. Parking is prohibited on both sides of the streets in the snow removal districts. They include streets in Downtown and the Haymarket; University Place; Havelock; Bethany;College View; 11th and “G”; 17th and Washington; and 25th and Sumner. Maps can be found at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword snow).

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. (For the Friday ban, the service begins at 10 p.m. Thursday.) 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.

Please stay informed on the status of snow operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available on the City website at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: snow). If you have questions, you may call the Public Works Snow Center at 402-441-7644.

Parking Ban Update for Thursday, February 4, 2016, 4:30 a.m.

City crews completed plowing residential streets early this morning, and crews focused overnight on snow removal in the City’s eight snow removal districts, where snow is plowed into windrows, loaded into trucks and hauled out of the area. A snow removal district parking ban remains in effect until 7 a.m. this morning, and it will be in effect two more nights – from 12:01 to 7 a.m. Friday and Saturday, February 5th and 6th, in the eight districts. Parking is prohibited on both sides of the streets in the snow removal districts, and maps of the districts can be found at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword snow). Public Works expects to be about 25 percent completed with the snow removal operations by 8 a.m.

About 120 City and contracted workers remain on the streets. Crews also continue to patrol all arterials and residential routes, cleaning up residual snow and applying material as needed. Drivers may see some slick spots due to re-freezing, and residential streets are icy in places, so drivers should be cautious.

As of 4 a.m., a residential parking ban remains in effect for the odd-numbered sides of all streets that are not arterials or bus routes.

Please stay informed on the status of snow operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available on the City website at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: snow). If you have questions, you may call the Public Works Snow Center at 402-441-7644.