Mayor Chris Beutler has announced that the residential parking ban will be lifted at 10 p.m. tonight (Friday, December 21). At that time, parking will again be permitted on both sides of the street in residential areas.
A snow removal district parking ban will again be in effect for tonight. In these districts, parking will be banned on both sides of the street from 12:01 to 7 a.m. Saturday. In these areas, snow is plowed into windrows, loaded in to trucks and hauled out of the area. A map of the eight snow removal districts is available at lincoln.ne.gov. The districts include streets in the following areas: Downtown, University Place, Havelock, Bethany, College View, 11th and “G,” 17th and Washington and 25th and Sumner.
To assist downtown residents during snow removal district parking bans, City Parking Services will offer free overnight parking at Center Park Garage, 1100 “N” St. The service is being offered in an effort to reduce citations and towed vehicles in the downtown area during parking bans. The service will be offered from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. when the City is under a snow removal district parking ban. Customers will be charged for any time beyond 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. at the posted garage rate. Vehicles that remain in the facility past 10 a.m. will be charged for the entire time the vehicle was in the facility.
Public Works street crews continue to work today in the residential areas while addressing various trouble spots throughout the city. Motorists are advised to continue to exercise caution when driving. Lincoln Police Department reports 46 accidents since midnight. StarTran reports that buses are running about five to 10 minutes late due to heavy traffic.