October 31, 2014
As a steady snowfall fell in the Capital City, street crews will work through the night and into the morning to clear the mess left behind. Crews remain busy clearing the streets after an estimated 8.3 inches fell.
City street crews began their work on Friday at noon. During the day they focused on major routes and arterials. However, according to Lincoln City Street Maintenance Western Distric Manager Roger Tiedeman, the focus will change come evening.
"We'll drop back and put all our forces in the residential areas," he said. "We'll probably just start in the outlying areas and work our way in."
According to Tiedeman, parking bans are not in place. However, he says it would be helpful in residents moved their cars.
City street crews began spreading salt brine over 1,100 miles of Lincoln streets Wednesday in preparation for Friday's snowfall. Tiedeman says planning ahead is key.
"It's always hectic, but we prepare enough ahead of time. We're proactive about it so we get our people here ahead of the storm," said Tiedeman.
Over 100 accidents were reported to the Lincoln Police Department since Friday morning.
Tiedeman says even after the snow has stopped, drivers should still remain cautious while on the roads.
"In the overnight and morning drive time you'll have to watch out for any snow that may have refrozen. that can be problamatic at intersections especially.