Winter Operations Update for Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 5:30 a.m.

City Operations: Winter operation crews are completing the application of anti-ice brine to arterial streets, bus, and school routes to help prevent ice from building up on the streets. Crews will remain on duty ready to respond to changing weather conditions. Additional crews are on standby and ready to assist when needed.

National Weather Service:  A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from January 18, 6 a.m. until January 19, 6 a.m. Expect snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain, to become all snow after 4 p.m. The snow could be heavy at times. Temperatures will hold around 30 degrees. Expect winds up to 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. The chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime ice accumulation of 0.1 to 0.3 of an inch possible. Total daytime snow accumulation of three to five inches is possible in Lincoln and additional accumulations are expected along I-80 and north of the Platte River.

Weather conditions: Wintry mix.

Street conditions: Drivers are currently experiencing normal driving conditions. Expect driving conditions to worsen throughout the day. Slick roads and reduced visibility due to freezing rain and heavy snow are expected. Drivers should watch for changing weather and plan trips accordingly. Drivers are encouraged to plan ahead to give themselves extra time during the morning and evening commutes. In an effort to offer great customer service and efficient snowplowing operations, drivers are encouraged to make plans for off-street parking through the storm.

StarTran Transit Service: StarTran buses will operate during the snowstorm. Riders are encouraged to plan for delays and dress appropriately for winter conditions. Lincoln residents who live on bus routes are urged to clear sidewalks promptly for easy and safe access to and from bus stops. This effort will also help prevent bus delays.

Next update:  2 p.m. Wednesday, January 18

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