Cities on both sides of the Mississippi River have declared snow emergencies preemptively because of forecasts of a heavy winter storm. Initially forecast models called for snow to begin late Monday, February 24th. Those storms have since pushed off to the south and east.
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Andalusia -- Village of Andalusia, Ill. declaring Snow Emergency starting at 6pm Monday until Noon on Wednesday. Please keep cars off of snow routes.
Blackhawk Township -- Declared a snow emergency for Tuesday through Wednesday morning. The road commissioner asks that all cars stay off the streets once snow starts to fall so plows can get through.
Coal Valley -- The Village of Coal Valley will be under a snow emergency effective noon, Tuesday, February 25, 2020 until 6 pm on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Title X, Division 1, Chapter 1, Section 6.5: It shall be unlawful for any person to allow a vehicle to remain on any Village Street, Avenue, alley, or village parking lot within the Village following a snowfall occurrence of two inches or more. Also, a reminder that all property owners shall remove snow from their portion of public sidewalk within 24 hours of snow event.
Morrison -- The City of Morrison has declared a snow emergency effective Monday, February 24, 2020, at 10:00 pm. The emergency entails no parking on snow routes, no overnight parking in the Central Business District, and the even/odd Calendar parking regulation. The emergency is in effect until Wednesday, February 26th at 8 a.m. or until snow has been removed from the full width of the streets.
Rock Falls -- The City of Rock Falls has declared a snow emergency from noon on Tuesday until 9 a.m. on Friday. Parking is not allowed on Posted Snow Routes. Odd/even parking restrictions will be in effect during this time. That means that on even-numbered days, like Tuesday, February 24, drivers are asked to park on the side of the street with even-numbered addresses, and vice versa for odd-numbered days.
Walnut -- A snow emergency will begin at noon on Tuesday, February 25 and last through Wednesday, February 26 at 6 p.m. Vehicles are not allowed to park on village streets during this time. Violators will be ticketed and towed.
Blue Grass -- Cancelled The Mayor of the City of Blue Grass has declared a "winter weather emergency" starting Monday, February 24, 2020 starting at 6:00 p.m. and ending at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 26, 2020 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 snow plows to have full access