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Date:
January 6, 2010
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Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 441-7831

Mayor Urges Public To Take Safety Precautions

Crews now plowing arterials, snow emergency routes and bus routes

Mayor Chris Beutler today encouraged residents to take steps to keep themselves and their neighbors safe during the snowy, windy and cold weather the City is experiencing.

The low wind chill does pose an exposure threat to people and pets, so it's important to stay inside when possible and dress warmly if you have to go out," Mayor Beutler said. "At the same time, we can help our neighbors stay safe by clearing snow from fire hydrants and keeping our cars off the streets if possible to allow room for emergency vehicles to reach their destinations.

A parking ban is not in effect at this time, but the Mayor said keeping cars off the streets also is essential for efficient and effective snow removal. City crews have been out since early morning spreading materials on snow emergency routes and bus routes. A full plowing operation on arterial streets began shortly after noon today. The latest information on snow operations and parking bans is available on the City Web site, lincoln.ne.gov.

StarTran patrons can expect delays as weather conditions worsen. Officials stress that those heading out to scheduled activities should check to see if they are cancelled.

City-related closures include the following:

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