Residential roads should be clear by Wednesday, according to officials

Wondering why your street has yet to be cleared? The City of Lincoln says to hang in there.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) –¬†Wondering why your street has yet to be cleared? The City of Lincoln says to hang in there.

City crews have been working the main roads around the clock, as well as private contractors, who have been focused on those side streets and residential roads. As of 9 p.m. Tuesday, city crew are joining forces with those contractors and are moving in on your neighborhood.

Lincoln Transportation and Utilities is predicting they will be done with residential areas by midnight Wednesday, as several passes will be needed.

A representative explained, “with this storm snowfall, didn’t stop till about 5 a.m. this morning (Tuesday), and with the hourly accumulations, we were received yesterday (Monday), it meant that as they were plowing those areas… snow quickly built back up… So, today (Tuesday) about 5 a.m. is approximately our zero hour for us to start getting positive traction and get ahead of the event.”

Lincoln’s paved roads, major arterials and bus routes will continue to be monitored and treated by LTU.

Due to the amount of snow, motor graders had to be used on paved roads, slowing down their ability to clear gravel roads.

About 25% of the gravel roads should be clear by noon on Tuesday, 50% by the end of the day.

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