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Snow emergencies declared in the QCA communities Friday and Saturday

WAVE Country road crews are preparing for snow.
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Published: Jan. 13, 2022 at 4:38 PM CST
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(KWQC) - Several communities across the Quad Cities area are issuing snow emergencies ahead of the anticipated winter weather Friday into Saturday.

TV6 will keep an updated list of cities that have declared snow emergencies throughout the weekend. If your city has declared a snow emergency, you can send information to news@kwqc.com.

You can find all closings here.

Illinois

Coal Valley

A snow emergency is in effect from noon Friday to noon Saturday. It is illegal for anyone to park a vehicle on a village street, avenue, alley or village parking lot following a snowfall of two or more inches, according to the village.

All property owners are required to remove snow from their portion of public sidewalks within 24 hours of a snow event.

Moline

A snow emergency is in effect at 5 a.m. Friday. Moline residents must move parked vehicles off designated snow routes to assist the city in its snow removal efforts. A map of the designated snow routes can be found here.

Mayor Sangeetha Rayapati has authorized and directed the director of public works to assign city forces and equipment from all departments and use contracted forces and equipment to clear all streets, including residential streets, in accordance with the snow removal plan.

Rock Island

A snow emergency is in effect starting Friday.

Once snow depth has reached two inches, parking is not allowed on any marked snow routes until the snow has stopped and has been cleared, the city said. Vehicles parked on marked snow routes can receive a $35 parking ticket and may be towed simultaneously.

To facilitate snow removal, the city is requesting that residents not park on residential streets until snow removal is completed.

IOWA

Blue Grass

The mayor of Blue Grass has declared a winter weather emergency from 3 p.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The city’s Public Safety Building, 606 W. Mayne St., will be open to the public.

The city asks that vehicles not be parked on city streets to allow emergency vehicles and snowplows to have full access.

Columbus Junction

The City of Columbus Junction announced on Facebook it will be under a snow emergency starting Friday at 2 p.m. until Sunday at 2 p.m.

There is no parking on posted snow emergency routes during these times, the city said. Anyone parked on a posted snow emergency route will be ticketed and/or towed.

The city said if you park on a city street you need to find off-street parking so Public Works can get the roads cleaned.

The weather forecast may change, right now the National Weather Service is projecting 3-6″ of snow., the city said. All weather-related updates will be posted on its Facebook page.

Davenport

A snow emergency is in effect starting at 2 p.m. Friday. Vehicles parked on posted snow routes during the snow emergency may be ticketed and towed.

Follow Davenport Public Works on Facebook or the city’s website for updates and other snow information.

Durant

A snow emergency is in effect from 5 p.m. Friday to noon Saturday.

Eldridge

A snow emergency is in effect from 4 p.m. Friday to 2 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit the city’s website.

Maquoketa

A snow emergency is in effect from noon Friday to 6 p.m. Saturday. All cars parked along city snow routes must be relocated immediately or face the possibility of being towed.

All property owners in the Central Business District are reminded to shovel their sidewalks by noon the next day after snowfall ceases, or the city will shovel the sidewalk and all associated costs and fines will be assessed to the property owner.

The city is also requesting the removal of parked cars from unplowed streets to assist the public works crew in plowing the streets.

West Liberty

The City of West Liberty announced a snow emergency to go into effect Friday at 6 p.m. until Sunday at 12 p.m. in a press release.

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