Lancaster County urges drivers to use caution

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Lancaster County Engineer Pam Dingman urges caution for Lancaster County residents while driving on County roads until they have been cleared of snow. Crews are currently out working on the major roads and then will move into subdivisions. Lancaster County has all available trucks and motor grader crews out working to clear Lancaster County roads at this time.

Lancaster County has more than 1,100 miles of gravel roads and the clearing operation is expected to take approximately 2.5 days to complete. Lancaster County Engineering crew works daytime only and will work both Saturday and Sunday to ensure that the roads are cleared as quickly as possible. Engineer Dingman urges extreme caution as snow has begun to blow and drift, especially in the southern part of Lancaster County. Additionally, please be watchful of the many cars that have been abandoned on County roads due to the storm.

Travel will take additional time and Lancaster County asks for your patience as we work to clear County roads. A complete list of road closings can be found on the County Engineer’s website at www.lancaster.ne.gov/engineer.

Established in 1859, Lancaster County is Nebraska’s second most populated county. Home to the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Lancaster County is a growing and dynamic community. In collaboration with the City of Lincoln, Lancaster County provides a variety of services for residents and has been nationally recognized for its cooperation and progressive attitude in service to residents. The mission of the Lancaster County Board is to provide sustainable governmental services for a healthy, safe and diverse community.

For more information about Lancaster County please visit the website at www.lancaster.ne.gov or call 402-441-7447.