Lincoln snow removal update

Officials say they hope to have all streets open by the end of the day Wednesday.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — For the third day in a row, a snow emergency remains in effect for the city of Lincoln.

Residential parking remains banned on the odd-numbered sides of the street – generally the south and west sides.

You can park on even sides of residential streets.

More than 100 city and contractor crews are plowing streets, and officials say residential plowing is nearly 50% complete.

Eighty snowplows and 20 material spreaders are being used to clear snow and de-ice streets, and officials say this will require additional time to clear historic amounts of snow.

Streets that have been plowed after 8:00 a.m. Tuesday are considered completed, according to city officials.

Officials say they hope to have all streets open by the end of the day Wednesday.

Complete snow removal operations of designated snow removal districts will occur Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 12:01 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. District parking bans will be in effect during those times.

When a snow emergency is declared, parking may be prohibited on both sides of the street in areas designated as snow removal districts. In these areas, the snow is plowed into windrows, loaded into trucks and hauled out of the area. Typically, snow removal occurs between midnight and 8 a.m. The districts include streets in the following areas:

  • Downtown
  • University Place
  • Havelock
  • Bethany
  • College View
  • 11th and “G”
  • 17th and Washington
  • 25th and Sumner

Free overnight parking is offered at Center Park Garage, 1100 “N” St. and Green 2 Garage, 530 “P” St. (beginning at 2 p.m. Wednesday) until the ban is lifted or until noon on Sunday. Customers will be charged the posted rate for any time beyond those hours. Vehicles that remain in the garage past noon will be charged for the entire time the vehicle was in the facility.

City crews report arterial streets are partially covered, while unplowed areas are snow covered and hazardous.

Officials say crews have been working non-stop since Sunday at midnight. They are asking for the public to be patient.

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