Snow Removal/Parking Ban Update for Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

The snow emergency and residential parking bans for Lincoln have ended.  Visitors in Lincoln for the Girls State Basketball Tournament are reminded that on-street parking downtown and in the Haymarket is prohibited from 12:01 to 8 a.m. only, Thursday Feb. 28 and Friday, March 1.

A snow removal district parking ban remains in effect for Thursday, Feb. 28 and Friday, March 1.  This ban is in effect from 12:01 to 8 a.m. in the City’s eight snow removal districts.  In these areas, snow is plowed into windrows, loaded into trucks and hauled out of the area overnight. To assist with snow removal, parking is prohibited on both sides of the streets in the districts.  Those include streets in Downtown and the Haymarket; University Place; Havelock; Bethany; College View; 11th and “G”; 17th and Washington; and 25th and Sumner.  Maps can be found at

Vehicles parked illegally during a snow removal district parking ban are subject to fines, towing and storage costs at the owners’ expense.  Vehicles parked in a way that does not allow emergency vehicles to pass may be ticketed for obstructing a public street.  For information on towed vehicles, call the Emergency Communications Center, 402-441-7204.

Primary plowing of residential and arterial streets has been completed. Crews will continue working on snow removal districts.  Please review parking ban locations and use off-street parking.  Be alert for slick spots and overnight refreeze, especially on untreated areas.

To assist downtown residents during snow removal district parking bans, free overnight parking is offered at Center Park Garage, 1100 “N” St.  To reduce citations and towed vehicles downtown, the service will be offered from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. when the City is under a snow removal district parking ban.  Customers will be charged the posted rate for any time beyond those hours. Vehicles that remain in the garage past 10 a.m. will be charged for the entire time the vehicle was in the facility.

Please stay informed on the status of snow operations in Lincoln.  Additional information is available on the City website at  If you have questions, you may call the Transportation and Utilities Snow Center at 402-441-7644.