Snow emergencies declared
Area communities declared snow emergencies and warned of possible travel and parking challenges in anticipation of snowfall Tuesday.
Davenport Public Works declared a snow emergency from noon, Tuesday, February 26, 2013 through noon, Wednesday, February 27. During a snow emergency in Davenport, parking on posted snow routes is prohibited, and vehicles violating the ordinance could be ticketed and/or towed at the owner’s expense. Free parking is available on the city’s three parking ramps in downtown Davenport.
Citizens who park on non-snow-route streets in Davenport should park on the even-numbered side of the street Tuesday and the odd-numbered side Wednesday so crews can get through narrower streets.
The mayor of Blue Grass, Iowa declared a weather emergency for his city from 6 p.m. Monday, February 25, 2013 through 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 27. Drivers should not park on city streets during the weather emergency so snow plows have full access.
Snow routes are in effect in Moline beginning at noon Tuesday and lasting until snow removal is completed. All vehicles must be moved from snow routes, and vehicles parked on posted snow routes will be towed.
East Moline declared a snow emergency to begin at noon Tuesday. City officials want all vehicles moved off city streets in East Moline, and vehicles not moved could be towed at the owner’s expense. The snow emergency there remains in effect for 24 hours after snow stops falling.
Sterling, Illinois has a snow emergency in effect as of 3 p.m. Tuesday, February 26. During a snow emergency there, parking is not allowed on snow routes until snow is removed from the full width of the street. Parking is also not allowed in the central business district and in city parking lots from 1:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. Residents should park on the odd-numbered side of the street on odd-numbered days, and on the even-numbered side of the street on even-numbered days. Odd and even days begin between 6 and 8 a.m. and no tickets for odd-even violations are issued during those hours.
Clinton, Iowa is under a snow emergency from 1 p.m. Tuesday until all streets have been cleared. Vehicles that have not been removed from Clinton streets by 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 26 will be ticketed and/or towed at the owner’s expense.
Muscatine, Iowa declared a snow emergency starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, February 27 until further notice. During the snow emergency, alternate-side-of-the-street parking will be required in Muscatine.
Rock Island, Illinois is under a snow emergency as of Tuesday afternoon. Vehicles parked on snow routes are subject to a $35 parking ticket, and vehicles still parked on snow routes Wednesday will be towed and impounded at the owner’s expense.
Travel was expected to be impacted by snow and blowing snow in our area throughout the day Tuesday.