The second major snowstorm of the week is going to bring more snow and extremely cold temps to Iowa and the Quad Cities area. A Blizzard Warning has been issued for portions of the Quad Cities and surrounding area, including Scott and Rock Island counties.

National Weather Service of the Quad Cities
National Weather Service of the Quad Cities

Ahead of the second major snowstorm of the week, several schools are closing and cities are declaring snow emergencies.



National Weather Service of the Quad Cities
National Weather Service of the Quad Cities

You can see exactly what we'll be dealing with as this storm rolls through.

National Weather Service of the Quad Cities
National Weather Service of the Quad Cities

The National Weather Service of the Quad Cities ahs more details here.

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National Weather Service of the Quad Cities
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For any corrections, additional school closures, or additional snow emergencies declared in communities within the Quad Cities, contact us immediately. 

Snow Emergencies



With snow coming again we will reinstate the No Parking on village streets from 10 pm tonight (Thursday) through Sunday at 6 am. Thank you all for understanding! If you need anything please call.

  1. NO PARKING ON CITY STREETS. This will be in place starting at 6 pm today until 5 pm Wednesday.
  2. We will be plowing throughout the storm. As always hills and main roads will be priority. Followed by feeder streets, and finally alleyways. We will making roads passable during the storm and will then do are final push backs and clean up after snow has ended. So we will be making multiple passes by your home. And we will leave a wind row of snow in front of your driveway multiple times. Something we hate to do but that is what has to be done.
  3. When cleaning your driveway to help with us not leaving as much snow in driveway. Please pile snow on left side of your driveway if you are facing your home. The snow in your driveway is your snow. Please don't push to neighbors yard or the street. If you do leave snow on street please clean up.
  4. All plow trucks will be busy please be patient with us and your hired driveway plow trucks.
  5. Give us room!!! We can't always see behind us. Please stay back. Also if we are at intersections it is possible we will be backing up and cleaning that intersection. We will do are best to get out of your way. But give us time. Thank you
In conclusion, please stay safe out there. Stay home if possible. Check on your elderly neighbors. AFTER the storm is over and we have left huge snowballs in your driveway I will come over and try to help move. If anyone needs anything please call or text me. In case of the need for emergency vehicles to enter your driveway please call me immediately I will be right there. We do not plow residents' driveways for many reasons but someone makes their living cleaning driveways and we will not take that from them. But in an emergency, I will do it!! Call or text with any questions or problems, I don't know if you don't call.

Carbon Cliff

No emergency has been declared.

Coal Valley

The Village of Coal Valley will be under a snow emergency beginning midnight Friday January 12, 2024 until noon on Saturday January 13, 2024. 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.


No emergency has been declared.


A snow emergency for the City of Galesburg will go into effect at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, January 12, 2024. 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.


Due to local weather forecasting, the mayor has declared a snow emergency beginning at 5 am tomorrow, January 12th, and going through Saturday, January 13th at 10 am.
During a snow emergency, it is unlawful for any person to place or permit to stand any vehicle for more than ten minutes for the loading or unloading of passengers or materials on any public street or right-of-way within the city during a snow emergency.

The City Public Works has established a detailed plan to address the prompt removal of accumulated snow and ice on public roads and property.

During an active snow event, the city clears ice and snow from all primary arterial roadways and from streets around the hospital and emergency centers as well as schools before plowing residential and side streets.

Remember, it is unlawful for the owner or occupant of any premises to cause snow from those premises to be placed onto any city street, alley, or other right-of-way once the snow has been removed.

It is against city ordinances for individuals or private snow removal companies to push snow from a driveway across the street to a neighbor’s property on the opposite boulevard.


The second Snow Emergency declaration of the week has been issued.
Moline Mayor Sangeetha Rayapati has declared a snow emergency effective beginning 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11 due to the National Weather Service’s issuing a Winter Storm Warning. Moline’s snow emergency will be in effect through 6 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 14 to accommodate snow-clearing efforts.

The NWS is predicting mixed precipitation, blizzard conditions, strong winds, some icing and heavy snowfall. Snowfall amounts of between 4 and 12 inches are expected.

The emergency declaration means 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.

The Public Works Department continues utilizing the City’s snow and ice control plan to clear streets and roadways. The Department is aware of residential concerns regarding snow response efforts.

This initial snow control response involves plowing main streets, streets around hospitals, emergency centers, as well as near schools. During this time, residential streets are passed through once to assist with emergency vehicle passage. These residential streets will be plowed more thoroughly and cleared to the curb once main routes are complete. The goal for snow removal from residential areas is 24-48 hours after the snow event has finished.


Due to the weather forecasted early Friday morning through Saturday, the City of Morrison has declared a SNOW EMERGENCY effective tonight at midnight (Friday, January 12, 2024 at 12:00 am).


No parking on Snow Routes.  Certain streets have been designated as Snow Routes and are posted as such with blue and white square signs.  These routes include Lincolnway (Route 30), Jackson Street, Heaton Street, Winfield Street, Genesee Street, Genesee Avenue, Genesee Court, Illinois Route 78 (which includes parts of Wall Street, Clinton Street, and Portland Avenue), High Street and Academic Drive.

  • No overnight parking in the Central Business District (CBD).  The CBD is bounded by Lincolnway (Route 30) to the north, the Railroad Tracks to the south, Clinton Street to the east, and Orange Street to the west.
  • Calendar Parking - No parking on all other streets as provided:  On even numbered calendar dates, parking is allowed only on the even numbered side of the street.  On odd numbered calendar dates, parking is allowed only on the odd numbered side of the street.  This parking regulation starts each day at 8:00 am.
  • Cancellation of Snow Emergency.  This snow emergency shall remain in effect until Sunday morning, January 13, 2024, at 8:00 am or until the snow has been removed from the full width of the streets.

Fines & Towing.  Violations of a snow emergency carry a minimum fine of $25.00 to $75.00.  During Snow Emergencies, Morrison Police may also tow vehicles in violation at the expense of the owner.

Please shovel your sidewalks and remove snow from around fire hydrants!

The City of Morrison certainly appreciates your cooperation and compliance!

For more information, please feel free to contact City Hall at 815-772-7657 or the Morrison Police Department at 815-772-7659.

Rock Falls

No emergency has been declared.

Rock Island

The City of Rock Island is declaring a snow emergency. 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 efficient snow removal, residents are urged not to park on residential streets until the snow removal process is completed.

Port Byron

No emergency has been declared.


The City of Silvis is declaring a snow emergency effective 5 PM Thursday, January 11 until approximately 12 PM Saturday, January 13. Per city ordinance once snow depth has reached 2 inches snow routes need to be cleared to allow for the removal of snow. Vehicles parked on the street can receive a fine and maybe be towed. Please assist the city and remove your vehicles from residential streets until snow removal is complete. The city appreciates your cooperation. 


The City of Sterling has declared that a Snow Emergency will be in effect commencing as follows: Thursday, January 11th, 2024 at 5:00 PM. After that time, all vehicles must be parked in accordance with the City of Sterling’s Snow Emergency Parking Regulations. No parking on Snow Routes until all snow has been removed from the full width of the street. No parking in the Central Business District from 1:30 A.M. to 5:30 A.M.

Odd and even parking restrictions will be in effect on all other City Streets. On the odd days of the month, you park on the odd-numbered side of the street; and on even days of the month, you park on the even-numbered side of the street. Odd and even days will be considered as beginning between 6:00A.M. and 8:00 A.M. You will not be ticketed between 6:00A.M. and 8:00 A.M. Odd and even numbered sides of the street refer to the usual residence and building address numbers.

These parking restrictions will terminate block by block after the snowfall stops and when all accumulated snow has been removed from the full width of the street or when the snow emergency is cancelled by the City. All other parking restrictions remain in effect. No parking will be permitted on streets where parking is restricted or prohibited. Cars parked in violation of the above restrictions will be ticketed and may be towed, at the owner’s expense. If you have any questions regarding these parking restrictions, please call the Sterling Police Department at 815-632-6640 or the Public Works Department at 815-632-6657. Please be a good neighbor and shovel your sidewalk after the plows have completed clearing the streets. It helps your neighbors, your postal carrier, the children who walk to school and it shows that you care about your community.


Blue Grass

The Mayor of Blue Grass has declared a winter weather emergency:
A Winter Weather Emergency has been declared beginning at 6:00 P.M. Monday, January 8, 2024 until 6:00 P.M. SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 2024. Please watch for updates. Due to the upcoming winter weather conditions forecasted, the City of Blue Grass is being proactive and providing advanced notice that a Snow Emergency has been declared.

  • Vehicles must remain off the streets once the snow emergency goes into effect and remain off the streets until the snow emergency is terminated.
  • Vehicles may be ticketed. Vehicles are not allowed to park on the street during the emergency declaration. In addition to a parking citation, vehicles parked on the street during a declared emergency are subject to tow if they pose a hazard for maintenance crews and/or the public. All costs will be at owner's expense.
  • Please limit travel, if you do not have to travel, please stay in. If you do have to travel, please dress for these extreme temperatures and be prepared in case of an emergency and have a winter kit inside your vehicle.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation - together, we can all, safely weather the storm! The City’s Public Safety Building will open to the public as a warming shelter for those in need. Please travel safely if you have to go out during this winter storm.


We will be declaring another snow emergency that will be in effect from
Friday 12th 10:00 a.m until Saturday 13th 8:00 a.m. No Street parking on Mill St & Louise St beginning Friday January 12th 8:00a.m until Saturday 13th 10:a.m Calendar parking for Broadway St will be in effect starting Friday 12th 8:00a.m park on the even side of the street (East Side of Broadway) Saturday 13th you will park on the odd side of the street (west side). This will be in effect Until Snow event is done or until all streets are cleared. If you have any questions please contact the city. Please be safe.


The City of Clinton has declared a Snow Emergency to be in effect from: 9:00 PM Thursday, January 11th until Sunday, January 14th at 11 PM as 5-10 inches of snow is being forecasted.

If vehicles have not been removed from Emergency Snow Routes by 9 PM Thursday, January 11th- the Clinton Police Department will enforce the ticket and/or towing process.

Calendar Parking will be in effect. Please have vehicles moved to the even side of the street by 9:00 AM Friday, January 12th. While calendar parking is in effect residents should park on the side of the street that correlates with the date, park on the even side of the street on an even day and the odd side on an odd day. The time to move vehicles is between 6 AM and 9 AM. Calendar parking will end 72 hours after the snow has stopped.

There is a high potential for Blizzard Like Conditions, if conditions warrant, Public Works will be pulled off the roads with the exception of assisting Public Safety Vehicles.

Please slow down and travel with caution.

Please be aware that all emergency snow routes will be cleared first, before crews begin to clear residential areas. It may be a few days until residential streets and cul-de-sacs are cleared.

Columbus Junction

SNOW EMERGENCY IN EFFECT STARTING AT 5:00 AM FRIDAY MORNING. The National Weather Service out of the Quad Cities is forecasting another possible 5-10” of snow for our area starting tonight through Saturday morning. There is NO PARKING on ANY posted SNOW EMERGENCY ROUTE while the snow emergency is in effect. The snow emergency will remain in effect for 24 hrs after snow event has concluded. ALL snow emergency-related updates will be posted on this page.


A Snow Emergency has been declared effective 6 p.m., Thursday, January 11, through 6 p.m., Saturday, January 13. The 6 p.m. start time provides residents advance opportunity to move vehicles off Posted Snow Routes before snow arrives overnight. Enforcement of the parking prohibition will begin once the snow starts to fly.

Vehicles parked on Posted Snow Routes during snow emergencies are subject to ticket and tow.

As an alternative to on-street parking in the Downtown, residents and visitors may park for free in any of the City’s parking ramps beginning at 5 p.m., Thursday, January 11, through 5 p.m., Sunday, January 14.

Find more information on this event and current response activities at this link. 


No emergency has been declared.


The City of Durant has declared a snow emergency from Wednesday, January 11th at 10:00 pm until Saturday, January 13th at noon. Please move all vehicles off streets to make for easier plowing. Vehicles that are not moved off the street will receive parking tickets.



Iowa City

No emergency has been declared


This is their alert page.

Long Grove

A snow emergency is in effect midnight tonight through noon Saturday Jan 13th. No parking is allowed on city streets during this time. Please visit to check for important non-emergency updates related to city services including garbage pick up delays and City Hall closures.


The City of Maquoketa has declared a snow emergency to aid our snow removal efforts. The snow emergency will begin at 6:00 AM on Friday, January 12, 2024 and will last until 6:00 PM on Saturday, January 13, 2024. All cars parked along city snow routes must be relocated immediately or face the possibility of being fined or 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.


The City of Muscatine has declared a Snow Emergency for the second time this week starting at 7 a.m. Friday (Jan. 12) and continuing through 7 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 14). Muscatine is under a Winter Storm Warning and is expected to receive five to 10 inches of snow starting Thursday night with ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch also expected. Winds are expected to gust as high as 50 mph reducing visibility and causing drifting snow.


Residents are reminded that on-street parking is not permitted during a declared Snow Emergency. The ban allows snowplows to access and clear streets quicker during extreme winter storms starting with the snow emergency routes.



School Closings

For any corrections, additional school closures, or additional snow emergencies declared in communities within the Quad Cities, contact us immediately. 


Alwood SchoolsVirtual Learning Friday
Annawan CSDVirtual Learning Friday, No PM Activities
Cambridge SchoolsVirtual Learning Friday
Carl Sandburg CollegeClosing Early Friday 12 p.m.
Colona CSDClosed Friday
Erie School DistrictVirtual Learning Friday, No PM Activities
Eastland CSDClosed Friday
East Moline Christian SchoolClosed Friday
East Moline CSDClosed Friday
Galesburg Christian SchoolClosed Friday
Galesburg CSDClosed Friday
Galva CSDVirtual Learning Friday, No PM Activities
Geneseo CSDVirtual Learning Friday, No PM Activities
Hampton CSDClosed Friday
Kewanee School DistrictClosed Friday
Mercer County School DistrictVirtual Learning Friday, No PM Activities
Monmouth-Roseville CSDVirtual Learning Friday
Montmorency CSDClosed Friday
Morrison CSDClosed Friday
New London SchoolsClosed Friday
Princeton IL. SchoolsVirtual Learning Friday
Prophetstown-Lyndon-Tampico CSDClosed Friday
River Bend CSDVirtual Learning Friday, No PM Activities
Riverdale- Port ByronVirtual Learning Friday, No PM Activities
Rock Falls ElementaryClosed Friday
Rock Island Township HSVirtual Learning Friday
Rock Island/Milan CSDVirtual Learning Friday
Rockridge CSDClosed Friday
Seton Catholic School MolineClosed Friday
Sherrard Community School DistrictClosed Friday
Silvis CSDClosed Friday
Sterling Public SchoolsClosed Friday
United CSD MonmouthClosed Friday
United Township High SchoolClosed Friday
Unity Christian School - FultonClosed Friday
Warren CSDClosed Friday
West Carroll CSDClosed Friday
West Central CSDVirtual Learning Friday, No PM Activities
Wethersfield SchoolsVirtual Learning Friday, No PM Activities
Williamsfield CSDClosed Friday


All Saint's Catholic SchoolClosed Friday, No PM activities
Alburnett SchoolsClosed Friday
Anamosa SchoolsClosed Friday
Andrew Community SchoolsClosed Friday
Assumption High SchoolClosed Friday
Bellevue Community SchoolsClosed Friday
Bennett Community SchoolsClosed Friday
Benton Community SchoolsClosed Friday
Burlington Community SchoolsClosed Friday
Calamus-WheatlandClosed Friday
Camanche SchoolsClosed Friday
Capri CollegeClosed Friday
Cedar Rapids SchoolsClosed Friday
Center Point-Urbana SchoolsClosed Friday
Clinton Community CollegeClosed Friday
Clinton Community SchoolsVirtual Learning Friday
Columbus Community School DistrictClosed Friday
Davenport Community SchoolsClosed Friday, No activities
Delwood Community SchoolsClosed Friday
DeWitt Community SchoolsClosed Friday
Dubuque Community SchoolsClosed Friday
Durant SchoolsClosed Friday
Easton ValleyClosed Friday
Eldridge PreschoolClosed Friday
Iowa City ReginaClosed Friday, No activities
Iowa City SchoolsClosed Friday, No activities
Kirkwood Community CollegeClosed Friday
Lisbon SchoolsClosed Friday, No activities
Louisa-Muscatine SchoolsClosed Friday
Maquoketa School DistrictClosed Friday
Marion Ind SchoolsClosed Friday, No activities
Monticello SchoolsClosed Friday
Mt. Pleasant SchoolsClosed Friday
Mt. Vernon SchoolsClosed Friday
Muscatine Community CollegeClosed Friday
Muscatine SchoolsClosed Friday, No activities
North Cedar Community SchoolClosed Friday
North Scott SchoolsClosed Friday, No activities
Northeast Community SchoolsClosed Friday
Northeast Iowa Community CollegeClosed Friday
Pleasant Valley SchoolsClosed Friday
Prince of Peace - ClintonClosed Friday
Quad City MontessoriClosed Friday
Scott Community CollegeClosed Friday
Springville SchoolsClosed Friday, No activities
St. Ambrose UniversityClosed Friday
St. Joseph's School - DeWittClosed Friday
St. Paul The Apostle School - DavenportClosed Friday
Summit SchoolsClosed Friday
Tipton SchoolsClosed Friday
WACO Community SchoolsClosed Friday
Washington Community SchoolsClosed Friday, No activities
West Branch SchoolsClosed Friday
West Burlington SchoolsClosed Friday
Western Dubuque SchoolsClosed Friday
West Liberty SchoolsClosed Friday
Wilton SchoolsClosed Friday
Winfield-Mt. Union SchoolsClosed Friday
Xavier Catholic Schools - Cedar RapidsClosed Friday

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