Snow Removal Update

Date:
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Time:
10:30 a.m.
For More Information:
Public Works Snow Center – 402-441-7644

A snow emergency went into effect for Lincoln at 6 a.m. this morning. That means parking is banned on emergency snow routes, major arterial streets and bus routes. Public Works crews began material spreading at midnight, and a full plowing operation began at 4 a.m. More than 100 pieces of equipment are now working on the major streets, and that operation is expected to continue all day. Residential parking bans are not in effect at this time.

LES has taken more than 1,000 calls about power outages and downed lines, and crews are working to restore power and remove branches from lines. To report a power outage, call the LES power line at 888-365-2412.

The Police Department said few accidents have been reported because of the light traffic and slower speeds. Police also are responding to reports of downed power lines to check for hazards to the public. The Parks and Recreation Department also is responding to reports of fallen branches (a separate release will be sent).

StarTran reports that some buses are getting stuck in the snow, and buses are generally running 20 to 25 minutes behind schedule.

Many activities are cancelled today and officials are advising against travel. If you do go out, be aware that the north faces of many traffic lights are covered with snow.

Please stay informed on the status of snow operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available on the City website at lincoln.ne.gov and in your Windstream phone directory. If you have questions, you may call the Public Works Snow Center at 402-441-7644.