LATEST: 70 city crews treating Lincoln roads

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Seventy City and contractor crews continue plowing emergency snow routes, arterial streets, bus routes, and school routes, treating roads with granular salt pre-wet with brine. Crews will continue working on arterial routes throughout the night until Tuesday morning. With melting temps expected, snow may not be trucked out but will be pushed to the curb.

A snow removal district parking ban will go into effect from 12:01 to 7 a.m. Tuesday. Residential parking bans are not in effect. A map of all routes and districts is available at snow.lincoln.ne.gov (select “Snow Operations Map” in the top menu).

Crews report that arterial and residential streets vary from slush to snow-covered and snow packed, creating slick areas. The National Weather Service states that a major winter storm will continue to affect the area throughout this evening. Although the snow is tapering off, blizzard conditions and blowing snow closing roads are expected to continue in the blizzard warned area. Wind gust of 40 to 50 mph will continue and with the light snow, visibility down to ¼ mile, with widespread blowing and drifting snow.

Drivers are urged to use extreme caution. Be alert for deteriorating weather conditions creating slick areas on streets and sidewalks. Please avoid convenience trips and leave extra space between yourself and other drivers. And remember to give road crews plenty of room to work.

Please stay informed on the status of snow operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available on the City website at snow.lincoln.ne.gov. If you have questions, you may call the Public Works Snow Center at 402-441-7644.