Category: Snow Removal Update

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.

Snow Removal Update for Tuesday, December 29, 2020, 5:30 a.m.

City operations: Twenty City material spreaders remain on patrol plowing arterial streets and applying granular salt as needed. Forty additional contractor plows have been activated. The sixty units will create twenty arterial plow teams.

National Weather Service: A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 6:00 a.m. Wednesday.

Street conditions: Arterial streets are snow covered with slush underneath. Winter driving conditions are in effect. Drivers should be on alert for slick spots, hidden hazards, and windrows of snow during plowing operations. Give plow teams room to work as they clear from the middle of the street out to the curbs and navigate turn lanes.

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 23, 2020, 9:25 p.m.

City operations:  Forty City crews have completed plowing 65 percent of arterial streets and bus routes and are expected to finish plowing around midnight. Twenty City crews will remain on patrol overnight monitoring conditions and applying granular salt pre-wet with brine as needed.

National Weather Service: The Winter Storm Warning ended at 9 p.m.

Weather conditions: Light snow with strong winds

Street conditions: Arterial streets are partially snow covered. Drivers should be alert for slick spots and refrozen areas.

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

Snow Removal Update for Saturday, December 12, 2020, 8:10 a.m.

City operations:  Twenty City crews continue plowing and applying granular salt pre-wet with brine on arterial streets and bridges. Routes have been covered multiple times during the storm and crews will remain on duty through the morning cleaning up remaining trouble spots.

National Weather Service: A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until noon today.

Weather conditions: Overcast

Street conditions: Arterial streets are wet with slush. Streets are expected to dry this afternoon as pavement temperatures reach the low 40s. Drivers should be alert for slick spots on untreated areas.

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

Snow Removal Update for Monday, October 26, 2020, 11:10 a.m.

City operations:  20 City crews continue to patrol arterial streets, bus and school routes plowing and applying granular salt pre-wet with brine as needed.

Weather conditions: Flurries possible through noon today.

Street conditions: Arterial streets range from wet to snow packed. Residential streets range from slush covered to snow packed. Drivers should be alert for slick spots, especially on untreated areas.

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

Snow Removal Update for Monday, October 26, 2020, 4:55 a.m.

City operations:  49 City crews are plowing and applying granular salt pre-wet with brine to arterial streets, bus and school routes.

National Weather Service: Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from until 7 a.m. today. 

Weather conditions: Snowing with additional accumulation of less than one half inch possible.

Street conditions: Arterial streets range from areas of slush to snow covered. Residential streets are snow covered.  Drivers should be alert for slick spots, especially on untreated areas.

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

Snow Removal Update for Friday, January 24, 2020, 11:50 a.m.

Twenty-one City crews continue to plow and apply granular salt pre-wet with brine to arterial streets. Additional crews are responding to residential service requests. Crews report arterial streets being wet with isolated areas of slush. Residential streets are snow-packed with ice from overnight freezing. Drivers should be alert for slick spots, especially in untreated areas.

Following 80 hours of continuous service, Traffic Management will suspend winter operations at 4 p.m. to provide staff adequate recovery time.  Street conditions will be monitored.

The public is reminded that it is illegal to push or blow snow into or on any street, alley or sidewalk. Violators are subject to a fine. Residents are encouraged to clear snow from fire hydrants.

City ordinance requires property owners to clear snow and ice from sidewalks by 9 a.m. the day following the end of the snowstorm. Sidewalks must be kept clear of snow and ice during the day. The entire width of the walk must be cleared, along with any adjoining wheelchair ramps or curb cuts. To report locations not cleared, residents are urged to use the free UPLNK app available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: uplnk).  For more information, contact the Lincoln Transportation and Utilities sidewalk office at 402-441-7541.

If a property owner does not clear the walk and a complaint is received by the City sidewalk office, notice will be given to the owner. City ordinance requires written notice to be left on the front door or other conspicuous place on the property. If an unresolved problem is reported again, the City may hire a snow removal contractor, and the owner is responsible for the charges.

Please stay informed on the status of winter operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available on the City website at snow.lincoln.ne.gov. For more information, call the Traffic Management Center at 402-441-7644.

Snow Removal Update for Friday, January 24, 2020, 4:45 a.m.

Twenty-four City crews continue to plow and apply deicing materials to arterial streets, school and bus routes. Crews report arterial street conditions as wet with some areas of slush. Residential streets are snow-packed. Drivers should be alert for slick spots, especially in untreated areas.

Please stay informed on the status of winter operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available on the City website at snow.lincoln.ne.gov. For more information, call the Traffic Management Center at 402-441-7644.