Mayor reviews snow removal efforts, an ‘all-hands-on-deck experience’

Lincoln's Mayor joins the City Council Director's meeting to discuss this year's snow removal test program.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Since Lincoln’s record-breaking snowfall in late January, City crews have been working 12-hour shifts day after day.

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird spoke at Monday’s City Council meeting, saying “It was like nothing any of us have seen in recent memory. In fact, it was the single biggest day of snow that we’d seen in 20 years, and they really had their work cut out for them… this was really an all-hands-on-deck experience for everyone.”

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Thankfully, this was the first year Lincoln hired private contractors to help with snow removal. The extra plows allowed removal efforts to start 37 hours earlier compared to last year.

“As anyone who’s ever scooped a driveway or a sidewalk knows, a day and a half matters to the quality of the snow and how well you can clear it,” the Mayor said.

Crews are still out responding to requests for service from Lincoln residents. If you are concerned about your neighborhood’s roads, you can still call, 402-441-7644, or message Lincoln’s Department of Transportation.

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“We actually really value that input, because, you know, the next snow could be just around the corner and we want to make sure that we take the lessons learned and are continuously improving with every new winter event.”

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