City of Lincoln residential streets remain iced over

Most of the 1,500 miles of residential streets remain iced over, while arterial, bus and school routes are clear.

Side streets throughout West A, for example are still iced over, along with the majority of the residential roads sprawled throughout Lincoln.

“At least these small roads are pretty bad in the neighborhoods, from what I’ve experienced driving,” Timber Ridge Rd. resident, Justin Rodriguez said. 

“It’s the residents that live in these subdivisions, we’re having problems getting to our own homes or if we have guests over, it’s ridiculous,” Timber Ridge Rd. resident, Jennifer Cunningham said. 

Lincoln residents are concerned for their safety and are wondering when the city will address the ice.

“As for the roads, I feel like they should do something to help us out,” Rodriguez said. 

Cunningham’s husband even have trouble getting out of their neighborhood.

“It was just like, his car was just sliding,” Cunningham said. 

The city says you can call and request service for a residential street at 402-441-7644, or request here at their UPLNK website.

For winter operations, the city’s policy is to plow in residential areas only after average snow accumulation reaches four or more inches and only after the three priority routes above are cleared, So the current icy conditions seem to be a little streak of poor luck.

“Last night we did have a car accident down at the end of the hill. The car did flip on it’s side,” Rodriguez said. 

“We actually told everybody to go out the other way because there was no way to get up the street, yeah they’re horrible,” Cunningham said. 

Emergency snow routes, arterial streets, and school and bus routes cover over 1,200 lane miles. Residential streets add over another 1,500 lane miles that have yet to be cleared.

For the time being, a safety reminder: “Slow speeds, don’t fight it, just keep it steady, don’t do tough turns, just nice and easy,” Rodriguez said. 

Again, the city says you can call and request service for a residential street at 402-441-7644, or request here at their UPLNK website.

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