Parking ban lifted in Lincoln

Published: Jan. 11, 2019 at 5:01 PM CST
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The snow emergency parking ban for the City ended Sunday at 10 p.m. Where allowed, parking is available on major streets and bus routes.

Plowing of all arterial and residential streets concluded Sunday at 8 p.m. Twelve City crews patrolled overnight plowing and applying granular salt, pre-wet with brine to arterial and residential streets as needed.

Arterial streets, school and bus routes are dry with near normal driving conditions. Residential streets vary from wet with slush to compacted snow with icy areas. Drivers should be alert for slick spots and areas that might refreeze. Slow down, and allow extra travel time and stopping distance. Please drive with caution around City crews and allow them plenty of room to work.

City of Lincoln staff have received citizen inquiries regarding driveways being blocked by snow. "We understand the inconvenience. It is an unintended consequence related to the amount of snow received and the safest and most effective way to clear residential streets. Operators clear from the center of the street out to the curb, leaving a windrow of snow in the gutter. This is the best place for snow to melt and helps prevent refreezing in the middle of the street."

The City thanks all property owners for clearing their driveways and sidewalks and for any additional clearing needed after the residential plowing operation. To keep your street clear of ice and snow, please avoid moving or blowing the snow back into the street.

The City says its goal is to deliver the safest and most efficient streets possible after a snow event, and we appreciate your patience.

Please stay informed on the status of snow operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available on the City website at

. If you have questions, you may call the Public Works Snow Center at 402-441-7644.

to see emergency snow routes.

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