City authorities urge caution due to icy conditions

LINCOLN, Nebraska (Nebraska). Lancaster County Engineer Pam Dingman is asking drivers to be careful when driving on Lancaster County roads due to icy conditions.

On Wednesday night, the county said plows and pickup trucks would be at intersections and paved roads from Thursday at 5 a.m.

Officials expect low temperatures, mixed precipitation, wind gusts up to 40 mph, ice buildups and additional buildups of up to 1 inch of snow to make conditions very difficult for maintenance operators and ordinary drivers until around noon Thursday.

Dingman said these maintenance operations are subject to change based on weather conditions.

If travel is necessary, Dingman said drivers should allow themselves extra travel time and stay at least 100 feet away from road-plowing and plowing crews. Dingman is also encouraging drivers to bring an emergency kit that includes a shovel, sand, water, a flashlight, a blanket, hand warmers and snacks.

Road problems can be reported to the Lancaster County Engineering Department at 402-441-7681 or reported through UpLNK.

For more information or assistance, the Lancaster County Engineer’s website also has a complete list of roads and bridges currently closed in the county.

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