Lincoln crews attack icy roads
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).
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.
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