Category: Snow Removal Update

Snow Removal Update for Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 9:35 a.m.

More than 60 City and contractor crews are now beginning residential plowing as they complete work on arterial, school and bus routes.  Street conditions range from partially-covered, to snow- and ice-packed. Traffic on treated streets is moving well and conditions are expected to improve throughout the day.

Residential parking bans are not in effect.  Residents are encouraged to use off-street parking to allow crews to more efficiently complete plowing operations.  Residents are reminded that it is illegal to push or blow snow into the street, alley or sidewalk, and violators are subject to a fine.  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.

Drivers should be alert to changing street conditions.  Be alert for slick spots and areas of refreeze, especially on untreated streets and sidewalks.  Slow down and increase following and stopping distance.

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.

Snow Removal Update for Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 5:15 a.m.

With snowfall ending a little before 2 a.m., 57 City and contractor crews continue plowing and applying granular salt, pre-wet with brine to arterial streets.  Crews are transitioning to plowing and treating bus and school routes.  All emergency snow routes, arterials, school and bus routes are expected to be treated fully by mid-morning.

Parking bans are not in effect at this time, although residents are encouraged to avoid parking on these routes.  Maps are available at snow.lincoln.ne.gov.

The majority of arterial streets are plowed, however slick conditions remain on streets and sidewalks.  Elective travel is discouraged. If traveling, be on alert for areas of black ice and refreeze, especially on untreated streets and sidewalks.  Slow down and increase following and stopping distance.  StarTran buses are expected to begin service as scheduled. Track your bus throughout the day at getonboard.lincoln.ne.gov.

When clearing sidewalks, it is suggested residents clear to the curbs on their driveway and the area around fire hydrants. It is illegal to push or blow snow into the street, alley or sidewalk, and violators are subject to a fine.  Those who are unable to clear their properties, can call 402-441-7644 to request volunteer assistance or learn about the Snow Angels Program and find volunteers to help.  Volunteers sign-up is also available at this website.

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.

 

Snow Removal Update for Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

As a second round of snow moves through the area, more than 60 City and contractor crews continue plowing and applying granular salt, pre-wet with brine to arterial streets.  No parking bans are in effect at this time, however residents are encouraged to avoid parking on arterial routes.  Crews are expected to turn their attention to school and bus routes after midnight once arterial streets are complete. 

Streets and sidewalks are snow-covered and snow-packed with very slick conditions.  Elective travel is discouraged.

The National Weather Service has extended its Winter Weather Advisory until 3 a.m.  Two to four inches of snow is expected.  Refreezing and black ice could impact street conditions overnight, especially on untreated streets and sidewalks.  Slow down and increase following and stopping distance. 

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.

 

Snow Removal Update for Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 3:30 p.m.

As heavy snow continues to fall, more than 60 City and contractor crews are plowing and applying granular salt, pre-wet with brine to arterial streets.  No parking bans are in effect at this time, however residents are encouraged to avoid parking on arterial routes.  Streets and sidewalks are snow-covered and snow-packed with very slick conditions.  Crews will concentrate efforts on arterial routes until the storm passes. Elective travel is discouraged.

The National Weather Service Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until midnight.  Two to 4 inches of snow is expected.

Drivers should be alert to changing weather and street conditions.  Be alert for slick spots and areas of refreeze, especially on untreated streets and sidewalks.  Slow down and increase following and stopping distance.

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.

 

Snow Removal Update for Saturday, January 12, 2019, 9:20 a.m.

At 3 a.m. sixty crews began plowing, and remain concentrated, on emergency snow routes, arterial streets, and bus routes, and applying deicers as needed. Street conditions vary from slush to snow covered with patchy ice beneath the snow.  StarTran buses are in operation but some may be running late due to weather conditions.

The National Weather Service Winter Storm Advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m. Saturday, with additional snow accumulation of one to four inches possible.  Winter driving conditions should be observed.  Be on alert for slick spots, especially on untreated streets and sidewalks. Slow down and allow yourself extra travel time and stopping distance.  Please give City 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.

City of Lincoln Snow Removal Update for Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, 5 a.m.

Drivers will see some snow and ice covered streets this morning and should be on the alert for frost and black ice.  You’re advised to allow extra time for your commute, slow down and allow plenty of following distance.  Twenty City crews were on the streets overnight plowing arterials and bus and school routes.  They’ve also been apply deicers as needed, using granular salt pre-wet with brine.  If you come across City crews on your drive, give them plenty of room to do their jobs.

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.

City of Lincoln Snow Removal Update, Sunday, Dec, 2 9:30 p.m.

To prepare for the Monday morning commute, 20 City crews will continue plowing arterial streets and bus and school routes overnight.  Those crews are also spreading material as needed, using granular salt pre-wet with brine.  Following the late afternoon snowfall, some streets are slick.  Untreated streets and areas with little protection from the wind are most susceptible to snow cover and refreeze overnight. Drivers are urged to allow extra travel time, slow down, allow plenty of following distance, and allow City 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.

City of Lincoln Snow Removal Update, December 2, 3:30 p.m.

Thirty City crews are now plowing arterial streets and spreading material as needed, using granular salt pre-wet with brine. Additional crews are on stand-by if additional plowing is needed. Streets are generally wet and slushy with some areas starting to dry. Pavement temperatures are falling, and drivers and pedestrians are urged to be alert for slick spots, especially on untreated streets and sidewalks. Drivers are urged to allow extra travel time, slow down, allow plenty of following distance, and allow City 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.

 

 

 

City of Lincoln Snow Removal Update for Sunday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m.

Twenty City crews are plowing arterial streets and spreading material as needed, using granular salt pre-wet with brine.  Additional crews are on stand-by if additional plowing is needed.  Streets are generally wet and slushy.  The anti-icing treatment crews applied yesterday and warming temperatures are helping to melt the snow, but drivers and pedestrians are urged to be alert for slick spots, especially on untreated streets and sidewalks.  Drivers are urged to allow extra travel time, slow down, allow plenty of following distance, and allow City 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.

Snow Removal Update for Sunday, November 18, 2018, 6:45 a.m.

Twenty city crews continue treating arterial streets this morning, spreading salt pre-wet with brine and plowing as necessary. As the temperature rises, most units will be recalled at 8 a.m., with four remaining on duty through 10 a.m. to patrol arterial streets and treat as needed.

Streets are mostly wet. However, slick conditions are possible, particularly on bridges and hills and in shady areas. Drivers should continue with caution. The National Weather Service is forecasting temperatures above freezing by mid-morning.

This will be the final update 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.