Snow Emergency issued for Lincoln

A snow emergency has been declared for the City of Lincoln.  It will take effect at 8 p.m. tonight (Thursday, February 24).  A snow emergency means parking is banned on emergency snow routes, bus routes and other major arterial streets.  A map showing these routes can be found on the City Web site at lincoln.ne.gov and in the blue pages of the Windstream phone directory.  The ban will remain in effect until further notice.

City street crews are currently engaged in a full-scale plowing effort on the City's snow emergency routes, major arterials and bus routes.  Lincoln Police Department reports a total of 51 accidents as of 4 p.m. today.  Motorists are urged to slow down and take extra caution when driving.  

StarTran reports that buses are currently running about 15 minutes behind schedule. 

Residents are reminded that City ordinance requires property owners to clear snow and ice from sidewalks by 9 a.m. the day following the end of a snow storm.

Please stay informed on the status of snow operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available on the City web site at lincoln.ne.gov and in your Windstream phone directory.  If you have questions, you may call the Public Works Snow Center at 441-7644.

The Lincoln Department of Roads began spreading de-icer on Wednesday and Thursday to prevent slick roads. 

For more information about travel conditions throughout the state, you can click on the Nebraska Department of Roads link,  www.511.nebraska.gov  or you can call 5-1-1. 

For more information about road conditions and parking bans from the City of Lincoln, you can go to www.lincoln.ne.gov  

Also, a snow emergency is in effect in the town of Eagle just east of Lincoln.