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Snow emergencies in place for winter storm

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Posted at 3:15 PM, Jan 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-26 23:04:28-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Various locales have announced snow emergencies with a sizable winter storm set to impact the area on Monday.

As snow emergencies get announced, they will be added below.

Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Time: 9:30 p.m.

Parking bans: A snow emergency is in effect. Residential parking remains banned on the odd-numbered sides of the street – that’s generally the south and west sides of the street. Parking is permitted on the even sides of residential streets.

When a residential parking ban is required, parking is banned on only one side of the street. The sides of the street will not switch like in previous years. During residential bans, parking on odd-numbered sides of the street will be banned in odd-numbered years like 2021. Parking on even-numbered sides of the street will be banned in even-numbered years.

City operations: 100 City and contractor crews are plowing arterial streets, school and bus routes and residential streets. Residential plowing is 25 percent complete. Eighty snowplows and 20 material spreaders will be used to continue clearing snow and de-icing streets overnight. This event will require additional time to clear historic amounts of snow. Streets that have been plowed after 8:00 a.m. today are considered completed. The City aims to have all streets open by the end of the day Wednesday, January 27, 2021. This is the second largest snowstorm since 1965.

Complete snow removal operations of designated snow removal districts will occur Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 12:01 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. District parking bans will be in effect during those times.

To assist downtown residents during parking bans, free overnight parking is offered at Center Park Garage, 1100 “N” St. and Green 2 Garage, 530 “P” St. (beginning at 2 p.m. Wednesday) until the ban is lifted or until noon, Sunday, January 31. Customers will be charged the posted rate for any time beyond those hours. Vehicles that remain in the garage past noon will be charged for the entire time the vehicle was in the facility.

National Weather Service: Light snow possible tonight with up to two inches of accumulation.

Weather conditions: Light snow will affect areas along and south of the Interstate 80 Corridor between midnight and 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Street conditions: Arterial streets are partially covered. Unplowed residential streets are snow covered and hazardous. The City is 12 hours post-snowfall and clearing historic accumulations. The City is using more resources than ever deployed before in order to clear historic accumulations. We ask for the public’s patience on residential streets as we have received numerous calls and UPLNK requests for unplowed streets. City and contractor crews have been working continuously since midnight Sunday and they are committed to clearing every street in Lincoln. Winter driving conditions are in effect.

Please stay informed on the status of winter operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available at

La Vista
The City of La Vista snow emergency has been extended until 7 p.m., Tuesday, January 26. Please move all vehicles from residential streets to allow plow crews to clear a path. If needed, vehicles can be parked on non-hard surfaces during the storm in order to get them off the street. Vehicles left on the street will be ticketed and/or towed. Additionally, the La Vista-Ralston Special Services Transportation program and senior meals and activities are also cancelled for Tuesday.

The City of Gretna has called a snow emergency effective Monday, January 25, 2021, starting at 7 am through 3 pm on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. The intention of a snow emergency is to facilitate the removal of snow and ice from Gretna City streets thereby it is unlawful for any vehicle to be parked on any public street during this designated timeframe. Any vehicle that remains on the street during this time will be ticketed and could be towed.

The City of Papillion has extended its snow emergency currently in effect until Tuesday, January 26 at 7 p.m. Street parking is prohibited at this time.

Sarpy County
Sarpy County has declared a Snow Emergency starting at 6 a.m. Jan. 25 until 6 p.m. Jan. 26. for all areas in the county’s jurisdiction. This applies to all areas outside the city limits of the five Sarpy cities. During this time, vehicles cannot be parked on the street.

The City of Ralston is extending the city-wide snow emergency from 2:00 AM on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 through 2:00 PM on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.

From 9 am on Monday the 25th until 9 pm on Tuesday the 26th.

Council Bluffs
The City of Council Bluffs is declaring that a Snow Emergency Parking Ban will go into effect at 8:00 am on Monday, January 25, 2021 and will remain in effect until 8:00 am on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. The Emergency Parking Ban applies to all streets posted as snow emergency routes by the City of Council Bluffs. A list of emergency snow routes can be found at [].

Under an Emergency Parking Ban declaration, cars parked on designated routes are subject to a fine and/or towing at the owner’s expense.

Please contact City of Council Bluffs Public Works Operations at 712-328-4641 for further information.

Snow Emergency for the City of Fremont until 12PM (noon) Tuesday January 26th.

Mayor Richard Hansen has issued a Snow Emergency for the City of Blair effective 5:00 p.m. Monday, 25 January 2021, until 7:00 AM on Wednesday, 27 January 2021. During a snow emergency declaration, the Blair Municipal Code prohibits vehicles from being parked on all City Streets until all accumulated snow has been removed from the streets. THE ONLY AREA EXEMPTED IS THE DOWNTOWN AREA WHICH IS GOVERNED BY NO PARKING FROM 2:00 A.M. TO 5:00 A.M. All vehicles parked on city streets during this time shall be subject to being towed at the owner’s expense.

The City of Louisville has extended its snow emergency until 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 26th.

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