Weather feature, 2.17

Sadie Denell (left) and her brother Erazim sled down a hill outside Rousseau Elementary School on Sunday.

Mayor Chris Beutler declared a snow emergency for the city of Lincoln on Sunday, meaning parking is prohibited on both sides of all emergency snow routes, bus and school routes and other major arterial streets. 

The parking ban, which is expected to remain in place until mid-morning on Monday, comes after between 4 and 5 inches of snow fell in the Lincoln area between Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

More than 60 city crews continued to plow and apply a salt-and-brine mixture to arterial streets and bus routes Sunday, and crews also began plowing residential streets Sunday morning.

Poor road conditions were also reported throughout the eastern part of the state Sunday, as some areas northeast of Lincoln received more snow — most areas in Omaha received between 6 and 7 inches, according to the weather service. 

Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing through the early part of the week, and more snow is forecast for Tuesday night.

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