Friday, August 5 2022

A snow emergency remains in effect for several sectors of the region. Authorities are reminding everyone not to park their cars on snowy roads so that snowplows can get through.

MOLINE, Ill. — The Quad Cities area was blanketed in several inches of snow on New Year’s Day. A winter storm warning remains in place through midnight Sunday morning for the entire region for moderate to heavy snowfall amounts and blowing snow and blowing snow.

Authorities are asking people to stay off the roads if possible on Saturday due to poor travel conditions. If you must travel, the Iowa Department of Transportation and other state agencies remind you to drive slowly and give yourself plenty of distance. Drive in a snow-free lane, do not use cruise control and slow down the accelerator and brake pedals.

Several areas are also subject to a snow emergency during parts of Sunday. The emergency declaration means residents must move parked vehicles off designated snow roads, so they don’t get in the way of snowplows. Vehicles left on the street risk being ticketed.

Moline is under a snow emergency through midnight Sunday morning. A map of his snow routes can be found here.

Silvis is under a snow emergency until 6 a.m. on Sunday January 2.

Davenport’s snow emergency is in place until noon on Sunday, January 2. Visitors to the city center can park for free on the city ramps until 8 a.m. on Monday, January 3.

The Village of Coal Valley snow emergency is also in place until noon on Sunday, January 2. Vehicles cannot be parked in the streets, avenues, alleys or car parks of the village.

The village of Walnut is under a snow emergency until 1 p.m. Sunday, January 2. Vehicles are not allowed to park on the public streets of the village.

The Eldridge snow emergency is in place until 6 p.m. on Sunday, January 2.

Blue Grass is also under a snow emergency until 6 p.m. Sunday, January 2.

Rock Falls is under a snow emergency until 10 p.m. Sunday, January 2.

Morrison is under a snow emergency until Monday, Jan. 3 at 8 a.m. or until the snow has been cleared from the full width of the street. Violations of a snow emergency carry a minimum fine of $25 to $75. During snow-related emergencies, Morrison Police can also recover offending vehicles at the owner’s expense.

Rock Island is under a snow emergency until the snow has stopped and been cleared. Vehicles parked on marked snowy roads may receive a $35 parking ticket and may be towed simultaneously. The City is also asking Rock Island residents not to park on residential streets until snow clearing is complete to facilitate this process.

Sterling also issued a snow emergency until all snow was cleared across the width of the street.

Galesburg is under a snow emergency until all streets are cleared. Vehicles parked on city streets, excluding the central business district, during the snow emergency will be subject to ticketing and towing. More information is available here.

The Village of Carbon Cliff asks vehicles to stay off the street for a period of 72 hours after the storm ends or until the Village releases the snow emergency.

Cities are also reminding residents that sidewalks should be cleared within 24 hours of the snow stopping and to refrain from pushing snow onto roadways.

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