Snow Emergency Declared In Lancaster County

(KFOR News Lincoln January 15 , 2022) Lancaster County Engineer, Pam Dingman, declared a snow emergency Friday evening, urging caution when using county roads. As of 6 am Saturday, the county has 21 plows out spreading materials on intersections and paved roads. The City crews are out as well plowing arterial routes and applying granular salt pre-wet with brine as needed. If travel is necessary, allow yourself extra time for travel and stay back at least 100 feet from crews treating and plowing roads. As of 6:30 Saturday morning, the Lincoln Airport reported 1.4 inches of snow had fallen in the last 24 hours while Omaha’s Eppley Airfield measured 4.4 inches.

The Lancaster County Engineering Department will continue to monitor county roads throughout the duration of the storm to determine maintenance needs; maintenance operations may change depending on how the storm progresses. Dingman also encourages you to pack an emergency kit for your vehicle to include items of a shovel, sand, water, blanket, hand warmers, and snacks.

Dingman encourages anyone with road concerns to contact The Lancaster County Engineering Department at 402-441-7681.  If you must leave your car on a county road, please notify The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at 402-441-6500.  For more information or assistance, The Lancaster County Engineer’s website also has a complete listing of roads and bridges currently closed in Lancaster County.