City of Lincoln
2007 Media Releases
Mayor Chris Beutler said today that the City is prepared to handle snowy and icy conditions this winter with about $4 million in the City’s snow operations fund.
"Our priority during winter weather is to keep the public safe, and that means keeping emergency routes and major arterials clear," said Mayor Beutler. "This is a huge job, and it requires a great deal of planning and coordination. The public can help a great deal by using off-street parking, driving carefully and limiting their driving as much as possible when streets are slick."
The City can issue two types of snow removal parking bans:
Although most cul-de-sacs have both even- and odd-numbered addresses, the City is asking those living in cul-de-sacs to move vehicles off the street when the even residential parking ban begins and to keep cars off the street until the area has been plowed. Specialized equipment is used in cul-de-sacs because regular plows are too large to maneuver well.
Public Works will continue to be proactive in keeping streets cleared. Crews begin spreading anti-icing materials on bridges, intersections and other trouble areas before storms begin. One day of full snow removal operations costs about $125,000.
During storms, information on snow operations will be available from local media, City cable channels 5 and 10, the City Web site (lincoln.ne.gov) and the Windstream phone directory.
The City has the following reminders for residents: