Snow emergencies may impact where you park

Area cities are declaring snow emergencies ahead of the snowfall forecast for the Quad Cities.

Blue Grass -- A snow emergency has been declared, effective from 10:00 p.m., Friday, January 11, until Saturday, January 12, 10:00 p.m. The City asks that vehicles NOT be parked on City Streets to allow emergency vehicles and snow plows to have full access and once your garbage and recycling has been picked up, that you remove your containers from the street as soon as possible.

Carbon Cliff -- A snow emergency has been declared, set to begin at 11:59 p.m. Friday and will be in effect for 72 hours.  Parking will not be allowed on any streets or roads within the village.  Violators are subject to ticketing or towing.

Coal Valley -- A snow emergency is in effect from midnight, early Saturday morning and will remain in effect until 7 p.m. Saturday.  Parking will not be allowed on any village streets, avenues, cul de sacs, alleys or parking lots if there are two or more inches of snow.

Davenport -- A snow emergency has been declared from 10 p.m. Friday through 10 p.m. Saturday.  During a snow emergency, parking on posted snow routes is prohibited.  Vehicles left on snow routes may be towed or ticketed.

"Having cars parked off-street is the best way to ensure snow removal on our major thoroughfares is effective and promotes mobility throughout the city," said a statement from the city.

Parking ramps are available for free starting at 5 p.m. Friday through 7 a.m. Sunday.  Click here for more information on Davenport's snow emergencies. 

Eldridge -- A snow emergency is in effect from 10 p.m. Friday until 10 p.m. Saturday.   Parking on city streets is prohibited during a snow emergency.  Parking is available in the following lots: Municipal Parking Lot, Faith Lutheran Church, United Methodist Church, at the Water Treatment Plant at North 6th Street and Donahue Street, North Scott Jr. High School's south side parking lot, west and east side of Centennial Park, and in the Cornerstone Baptist Church parking lot.

Galesburg -- A snow emergency began at 6 a.m. Saturday.  Parking will not be allowed on city streets.  Vehicles in violation may be ticketed or towed.  Parking restrictions remain in effect until all streets are cleared.  Click here for more information on city snow emergencies. 

Rock Island -- A snow emergency started at 11 p.m. Friday.  Once the snow has reached two inches, parking will not be allowed on any marked snow routes until the snow has stopped and has been cleared.  Violators may get a $35 ticket and could be towed.  The city is asking residents to park off residential streets until snow removal is complete.

Sterling-- A snow emergency is in effect starting at 11:00  a.m. Saturday. The city asks you not to park in snow routes until the full width of the street is cleared.  There is no parking in the central business district from 1:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m.Odd and even parking restrictions are in effect on all other city streets. On odd days of the week, park on the side of the street with odd-numbered addresses, and vice versa for even days. Parking restrictions will end after snowfall stops and snow has been cleared OR when the city cancels the snow emergency. Violators will be ticketed and can be towed.