Cities, Towns Declare Snow Emergencies
Cities and towns have issued Snow Emergencies before a winter storm arrives. And some municipalities have parking rules that automatically go into effect when two or more inches of snow falls.
Davenport has declared a Snow Emergency for 8 o'clock tonight through Friday at 8 AM. Vehicles parked on Posted Snow Routes during snow emergencies may be ticketed and towed. Parking in the city's three parking ramps is free during snow emergencies.
Rock Island has declared a snow emergency beginning at 7 tonight (Wednesday). After two inches of snow falls, parking is not allowed on marked snow routes until the snow has stopped and plows have cleared the street. Vehicles parked on snow routes could get a $35 parking ticket and towed. Rock Island also asks drivers to avoid parking on residential streets.
Coal Valley will be under a snow emergency from Thursday at 6 AM through Saturday at 6 AM. That means, once two inches of snowfall, drivers should not park on village streets, alleys, and parking lots. Also, property owners must remove snow their sidewalks within 24 hours of a snow storm.
Western Illinois University in Moline and Macomb has issued a weather advisory from Thursday at 7 AM until Saturday at 7 AM. Both campuses will remain open.