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Snow emergencies issued in effect for Halloween snowfall

According to a statement from the city, three to five inches have been forecast to start falling on Wednesday, October 30.
Snowflakes outside WQAD 2-25-15

With StormTrack 8 forecasting three to six inches of snow to start falling on Wednesday, October 30, area communities are issuing snow emergencies.

Blue Grass: Has declared a “winter weather emergency” effective from 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 30, 2019 until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019. The City’s Public Safety Building, 606 West Mayne Street, Blue Grass, Iowa, will be open to the public in need.

The City asks that vehicles NOT be parked on City Streets to allow emergency vehicles and snowplows to have full access.

Burlington: A snow emergency automatically goes into effect when two or more inches of snow accumulates on the streets.  “If snow is in the forecast, consider parking on streets not designated as snow routes.”  Violators may be towed or ticketed.

Davenport: The snow emergency has been canceled.

The snow emergency is set to last from 7 p.m. on Wednesday until 7 p.m. on Thursday, Halloween.
Any vehicles parked on Posted Snow Routes around town may be ticketed or towed.  Residents and visitors to downtown are welcome to park for free in any of the city’s parking ramps from 5 p.m. Wednesday through 7 a.m. Friday.
Click here for more information on Davenport snow emergencies. 

Rapids City: A snow emergency is in effect from 7 p.m. Wednesday until 7 p.m. Thursday.  Street parking is not allowed during a snow emergency.  Residents are asked to find alternative places to park.
Halloween Trick or Treat in Rapids City has been moved to Friday from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Click here to check Trick or Treat times for your area.

Rock Island: The city is declaring a snow emergency effective at 9:00 PM, Wednesday, October 30, 2019. Once snow depth has reached 2 inches, parking is not allowed on any marked snow routes until the snow has stopped and has been cleared. 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 Rock Island residents not park on residential streets until snow removal is completed. Questions may be directed to Public Works at 309-732-2200 or pubworksmail@rigov.org.