VIDEO: Residential plowing underway, free parking extended

A snow emergency will begin at 12:01 a.m. Monday for Lincoln.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – 9:30 p.m.

Lincoln’s parking ban remains in place. Because the ban likely won’t be lifted anytime soon, Center Park Garage, 1100 “N” St., has extended its FREE PARKING hours until 9 a.m. Wednesday.

More than 100 City and contractor crews continue to plow the roads. They are now clearing residential areas, with 40 of the 60 sub-districts in progress. Multiple passes will be required during and after the storm.

4:56 p.m – The City of Lincoln released an update on its Winter Operations.

The Snow Emergency is still in effect.

Parking is banned on both sides of main roads (emergency snow, bus, and school routes). In residential areas, parking is only banned on the odd-numbered sides of the street.

Free parking is still offered at the Center Park garage from 2 p.m. Monday to 9 a.m. Tuesday. Depending on the weather, this time frame may be extended.

However, if your vehicle remains in the garage past 9 a.m. on Tuesday, you will be charged for the entire stay.

More than 100 City and contractor crews are plowing roads, multiple passes will be required in residential areas.

3:00 p.m.

Hills are becoming extremely slick, especially in front of Channel 8 on that incline at 10th near Arapahoe. Lincoln Police are helping push people up the hill, and some of the Channel 8 Team stepped in for a few minutes.

2:30 p.m.

The Winter Storm Warning for the Lincoln area has been EXTENDED until 9 a.m. Tuesday morning.

2:06 p.m.

The majority of StarTran’s bus routes will be closed down around 3 p.m. due to weather, as announced by Lincoln Transportation and Utilities (LTU) Director Liz Elliott.

Routes 13, 27, and 44 will continue to run until 4:30 p.m. StarTran is reporting 10 out of their 18 buses are currently stranded in the snow, with significant delays to routes.

1:36 p.m.

The westbound lanes on Van Dorn, from 10th Street, are currently closed down. It appears a semi has jackknifed, blocking the lane and causing a major traffic backup.

1:29 p.m.

Has the parking ban impacted your parking space? Head over to the parking garage on 1120 “N” St. for free parking!

12:20 p.m.

Today’s City Council meetings have been postponed due to the heavy snowfall.

11:47 a.m. 

Lincoln’s parking ban remains in place. More than 100 City and contractor crews are still plowing main streets.

Regardless, the City of Lincoln says to expect most roads to be snow-cover throughout the day due to the continued snowfall. Drivers should be alert for slick spots and reduced visibility!

StarTran buses are still running but may be delayed due to the current weather conditions.

According to the National Weather Service, a Winter Storm Warning will be in effect for the area until Tuesday morning, as high winds and 16 inches of snow are expected.

5 a.m.

The Snow Emergency is in full effect, and so is the parking ban. Remember, cars are banned from parking on odd-numbered sides of residential streets. If applies to your or your neighbors, make sure to move your cars to a safe area.

City officials announced a snow emergency began at 12:01 a.m. Monday for Lincoln.

Parking Bans: Beginning at 8:00 AM Monday, January 25, 2021, parking will be banned on both sides of all emergency snow routes, bus and school routes and major arterial streets.  A map of these routes is available at

Residential Parking Ban: Beginning at 8:00 AM Monday, January 25, 2021, a residential parking ban will be in effect.  This is the first time this new residential parking ban process is in effect. Parking will be banned on the odd-numbered sides of residential streets – that’s generally the south and west sides of the street. Parking will be permitted on the even sides of residential streets.

When a residential parking ban is required, parking is banned on only one side of the street. The sides of the street will not switch like in previous years. During residential bans, parking on odd-numbered sides of the street will be banned in odd-numbered years like 2021.  Parking on even-numbered sides of the street will be banned in even-numbered years.

City operations: Twenty material spreaders are patrolling arterial streets and applying granular salt pre-wet with brine. The City will activate more than 100 City and contractor crews to begin plowing over the next several hours as the storm intensifies. Residential plowing is anticipated to begin around 9:00 AM and will require multiple passes.

Street conditions: Snow will affect the morning commute and will heavily impact the evening commute. Arterial streets will become snow covered and snow packed as snowfall intensity increases. Winter driving conditions are in effect.

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