Category: Snow Removal Update

Snow Removal/Parking Ban Update for Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 4:20 a.m.

More than 75 crews continue plowing and spreading granular salt pre-wet with brine on arterial streets as needed.  Arterial streets are partially to completely snow-covered.  The Mayor has declared a snow emergency for the City of Lincoln.  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. Residential parking bans are not in effect.

The National Weather Service Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 9 a.m. today.  Snow accumulation of up to 5 inches is possible.

Drivers are advised to be alert for slick spots and black ice.  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 Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 9:15 p.m.

More than 60 crews will continue plowing and spreading granular salt pre-wet with brine on arterial streets overnight as needed.  Arterial streets are partially to completely snow-covered.  The Mayor has declared a snow emergency for the City of Lincoln.  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.

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.

Snow Removal Update for Saturday, February 16, 2019, 9:45 p.m.

More than 60 crews are plowing arterial streets, and school and bus routes, spreading granular salt, pre-wet with brine as needed.  Streets are partially to completely snow covered.  Exercise caution for winter driving.  Slow down, increase stopping distance and allow extra time to reach your destination.

Residents should stay alert for slick areas and black ice overnight and in the morning, especially on untreated streets and sidewalks. 

 A National Weather Service winter weather advisory is in effect until 6 a.m. Sunday. Three to six inches of snowfall are possible, which could create slick driving conditions and low visibility.

 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.