Lincoln crews attack icy roads

70th and O Streets in Lincoln. Photo: InterLinc

70th and O Streets in Lincoln. Photo: InterLinc

Hats off to Lincoln street crews who are working to keep roads safe this Thanksgiving Day,,,and night. The citywide deicing operation continues as does the Thanksgiving Day sleet.  The full-scale City street maintenance effort continues with 30 units – 20 material spreaders and 10 brine tankers – working throughout the city on all arterials and bus routes.

“Deicers are effectively preventing any ice from bonding to the pavement, but heavy sleet is continuing to buildup on top of the wet surfaces,” said Ty Barger, Public Works Maintenance Manager.  “We’ve increased our application rates, and we’re reapplying deicers over the new accumulations.  We’re going to be at this for a while, but we’ve got every piece of equipment available to us out there working.”

Bridges, overpasses and intersections are also emphasized in the deicing efforts.

Lincoln Police Department reports 22 accidents as of 8 p.m., with some occurring on bridges and overpasses.  Motorists are strongly urged to use caution when driving.

Please stay informed on the status of snow operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available on the City website at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: snow).

map_specnewsdct-86_ltst_4namus_enus_980x551Winter Weather Statement
Statement as of 10:48 PM CST on November 26, 2015- … Winter Weather Advisory is cancelled… 
The National Weather Service in Omaha/valley has cancelled the Winter Weather Advisory. Some light snow or flurries will be possible overnight... but the
main precipitation has ended. Roads... sidewalks and driveways may still be icy so use caution. 

Detailed Lincoln Forecast

Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. North wind 14 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 29. North wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. North wind 5 to 9 mph.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 33. North northeast wind around 6 mph.
Saturday Night
A slight chance of freezing rain and sleet before midnight, then a slight chance of sleet. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. Light north northeast wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday
A slight chance of freezing rain and sleet before noon, then a slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday Night
A 40 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 26.
Monday
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 34.
Monday Night
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.

 

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