A residential parking ban will go into effect at 8 a.m. Friday, February 22nd. At that time parking will be banned on the even numbered sides of the streets in all residential areas – those are the north and east sides of all City streets that are not arterials or bus routes. Remember – parking bans remain in effect until they are terminated. Even if your side of the street has been cleared, do not park there until the ban is officially terminated. Crews sometimes need to make more than one pass down one side of the street. Those who violate parking bans may be ticketed and the vehicles may be towed. The City can do the best job of snow removal if residents move their cars off the streets.
A snow emergency also remains in effect. That means parking is banned on emergency snow routes, bus routes and other major arterial streets. The ban will remain in effect until further notice. Public Works has had crews out all day plowing and spreading salt on those routes and about 60 crews will be working overnight.
Drivers who do need to be out on the roads tonight are urged to use caution. The Lincoln Police Department reports about 25 accidents since midnight.
Property owners are reminded that they must clear their sidewalks by 9 a.m. the day following the end of the storm. If your home or business is on a corner, you are responsible for clearing snow and ice from the curb ramps. Remember, it is illegal to push or blow snow into or on any street, alley or sidewalk. More Snow Angels are needed to volunteer to shovel snow for those who are unable to clear their own walks. You can sign up online at lincoln.ne.gov, keyword snow.
Please stay informed on the status of snow operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available at lincoln.ne.gov and in the blue pages of your phone directory. If you have questions, you may call the Public Works Snow Center at 402-441-7644.