Snow emergencies declared in QCA communities and winter weather advisory, Wednesday

Published: Jan. 24, 2023 at 4:48 PM CST
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QUAD CITIES/DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - Several communities across the QCA are declaring snow emergencies in anticipation of snow, expected to arrive Wednesday, and a winter weather advisory is in effect from the National Weather Service.

According to a Tuesday media release from the National Weather Service, Cedar, Muscatine, Scott, Louisa, Rock Island, and Mercer Counties are under the winter weather advisory, including the cities of Tipton, Muscatine, Davenport, Bettendorf, Wapello, Moline, Rock Island, and Aledo.

WHAT: Snow expected, total accumulations of one to four inches.

WHERE: Portions of northwest Illinois and east central and southeast Iowa

WHEN: From 12 a.m. Wednesday to 6 p.m. Wednesday

IMPACTS: According to the National Weather Service, plan for slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions will impact Wednesday morning commute and possibly linger into the Wednesday evening commute. The National Weather Service also advises to watch for school delays.

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A snow emergency for the City of Galesburg will go into effect at 6 a.m. on Wednesday. It will be lifted at 3:30 p.m.

City officials said citizens are reminded that a parking prohibition will take effect on all Galesburg City streets during the snow emergency. Vehicles parked on City streets; except in the central business district; during this time will be subject to ticketing and towing. The parking prohibition will remain in effect until all streets are cleared.

According to city officials, additional information on snow removal procedures can be found on the City’s website. To sign-up to receive text or email alerts when a snow emergency is declared, visit the Enotify page of the City’s website.



The City of Muscatine has issued a winter weather advisory on Wednesday from 12 a.m. to 6 p.m.

City officials also advise the public to slow down and use caution while traveling.

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Blue Grass

The mayor of Blue Grass has declared a snow emergency on Wednesday from 12 a.m. to 6 p.m.

City officials say the city’s Public Safety Building, 606 W. Mayne Street, will be open to the public as a warming shelter.

Vehicles must remain off of the streets once the snow emergency goes into effect and remain off streets until the snow emergency is over, according to a media release from city officials. Vehicles may be ticketed and in addition to parking tickets, vehicles parked on the street during a declared snow emergency are subject to tow, at the owner’s expense, if they pose a hazard for maintenance crews or the public.

City officials also advise the public to dress for the cold temperatures and to limit travel if at all possible.

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