Category: Snow Removal Update

Snow Removal/Parking Ban Update for Monday, January 25, 2021, 4:50 p.m.

Parking bans: A snow emergency is in effect. Parking is banned on both sides of all arterial streets, including emergency snow routes, bus and school routes. A map of these routes is available at snow.lincoln.ne.gov.

Residential parking is 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.

To assist downtown residents during parking bans, free overnight parking is offered at Center Park Garage, 1100 “N” St. until 9 a.m. Wednesday, January 27. This offer may be extended if conditions warrant.  Customers will be charged the posted rate for any time beyond those hours. Vehicles that remain in the garage past 9 a.m. will be charged for the entire time the vehicle was in the facility.

City operations:  More than 100 City and contractor crews are plowing arterial streets, school and bus routes and residential streets. Multiple passes in residential areas will be required.

National Weather Service: A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 9 a.m. Tuesday. Total snow accumulation up to 16 inches is possible.

Weather conditions: Snow

Street conditions: Arterial streets are expected to remain snow-covered most of the evening until snow subsides. Drivers are urged to avoid travel.

StarTran: As of 4:30 p.m. today, all service is suspended. Normal hours of operation are expected to resume Tuesday, January 26.

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 Monday, January 25, 2021, 11:40 a.m.

Parking bans: A snow emergency is in effect. Parking is banned on both sides of all arterial streets, including emergency snow routes, bus and school routes. A map of these routes is available at snow.lincoln.ne.gov.

Residential parking is 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:  More than 100 City and contractor crews are plowing arterial streets, school and bus routes and residential streets. Multiple passes in residential areas will be required.

National Weather Service: A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 3 a.m. Tuesday. Snowfall accumulation up to 16 inches and high winds are possible.

Weather conditions: Snow

Street conditions: Arterial streets are expected to remain snow-covered most of the day as snow continues to fall. Drivers should be alert for slick spots and reduced visibility.

StarTran: Buses are running on schedule. Depending on street conditions, some routes may be delayed five to 10 minutes.

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.

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

Snow Removal/Parking Ban Update for Tuesday, December 29, 2020, 4:45 p.m.

City operations:  A snow emergency is now in effect. A snow emergency means parking is banned on both sides of emergency snow routes, bus routes and other major arterial streets.  A map of these routes is available at snow.lincoln.ne.gov. Residential parking bans are not in effect.

85 City and contractor crews continue to plow arterial streets and bus routes, with completion expected later tonight.

31 crews continue to plow residential streets.  Residents are asked to refrain from parking on streets to give plows as much room as possible. Depending on snow accumulation, multiple passes may be required.

National Weather Service: A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Weather conditions: Freezing drizzle expected to end before 9 p.m.

Street conditions: Arterial streets are snow covered and snow packed. Drivers should be alert for slick spots, hidden hazards and rows of snow from plowing operations.

LTU appreciates drivers giving plow crews room to safely clear snow. 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 Tuesday, December 29, 2020, 11:15 a.m.

City operations:  Lincoln Transportation and Utilities (LTU) has declared a snow emergency for the City of Lincoln, effective at 1 p.m. TODAY, Tuesday, December 29. A snow emergency means parking is banned on both sides of emergency snow routes, bus routes and other major arterial streets.  A map of these routes is available at snow.lincoln.ne.gov. Residential street plowing is under way. Residential parking bans are not in effect.

Eighty-five City and contractor crews continue to plow arterial streets. Residents are asked to refrain from parking on streets to give plows as much room as possible. Depending on snow accumulation, multiple passes may be required.

National Weather Service: A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Weather conditions: Snow

Street conditions: Arterial streets are snow covered and snow packed. Drivers should be alert for slick spots, hidden hazards and windrows of snow from plowing operations.

LTU appreciates drivers giving plow crews room to safely clear 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 Tuesday, December 29, 2020, 9:40 a.m.

City operations:  Eighty-five City and contractor crews continue to plow arterial streets. Residential plowing began at 9 a.m. Parking bans are NOT in effect, but residents are asked to refrain from parking on streets to give plows as much room as possible. Depending on snow accumulation, multiple passes may be required.

National Weather Service: A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Weather conditions: Snow

Street conditions: Arterial streets are snow covered and snow packed. Drivers should be alert for slick spots, hidden hazards and windrows of snow from plowing operations.

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