A major snowstorm is going to wreak havoc across the state of Iowa and in the Quad Cities area. Ahead of the first major snowstorm of the season, several schools are closing and cities are declaring snow emergencies.

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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



Snow Emergency issued by Public Works! Good morning Andalusia! With the forecast looking like we should get our first big snow, a few things I'd like to put out there.

  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 storm is over and we have left huge snow balls 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 there living cleaning driveways and we will not take that from them. But in emergency, I will do it!!  Call or text with any questions or problems, I don't know if you don't call.

Carbon Cliff

The Village of Carbon Cliff has issued a Snow Emergency from 6:00 p.m. Monday to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday All streets and roadways within the Village Corporate Limits are designated snow routes. Parking on the street is prohibited during a Snow Emergency. Please move your vehicles into your driveway or yard. Vehicles parked on the street will receive a $75.00 violation ticket and may be towed at the owner's expense. Blowing or depositing snow into the roadways is also prohibited, anyone caught depositing snow into the streets shall be ticketed.

Coal Valley

The Village of Coal Valley will be under a snow emergency effective 6pm Monday, January 8, 2024 until 6pm on Wednesday January 10, 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.


A “snow emergency” will take effect at 7 a.m. Tuesday until 7 a.m. Thursday. During a designated snow emergency, parking shall be restricted as follows: Snow routes. No parking is permitted on designated streets until the accumulated snow has been removed from the full width of the street. The following streets and avenues are designated as snow emergency routes: 3rd Avenue, 10th Avenue, 14th Avenue, 16th Avenue, 19th Avenue, 24th Avenue, 4th Street, 5th Street from 14th Avenue north to 10th Avenue 6th Street, 9th Street, 12th Street. All other city streets. Odd/Even parking restrictions apply on all other city streets/avenues that are not a defined snow route. Odd/Even parking restrictions will remain in effect until the termination of the snow emergency. Odd/Even parking days begin/end at 7 a.m. streets/avenues with year-round in-place parking restrictions are not subject to this order.


A snow emergency for the City of Galesburg will go into effect at 10:00 p.m. on Monday, January 8, 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.


WINTER SNOW EMERGENCY DECLARED. Due to local weather forecasting, the mayor has declared a snow emergency beginning at 8 pm tonight, January 8th, through Wednesday, January 10th 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.


Moline Mayor Sangeetha Rayapati has declared a snow emergency beginning 9 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 8 due to the National Weather Service’s issuing a Winter Storm Warning in effect through 6 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10. The NWS is predicting 7 to 12 inches of snow with winds gusting as high as 40 miles-per-hour Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday night, in addition to blowing and drifting snow. A long duration snow event with two to three periods of heavy snow is expected. Amounts up to a foot of snow are likely. 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: https://moline.il.us/DocumentCenter/View/367/SnowRouteMap. Mayor Rayapati has authorized and directed the Director of Public Works to assign City forces and equipment from all departments and directed the Director of Public Works to use contracted forces and equipment to clear all streets, including residential streets, in accordance with the snow removal plan.


Due to the weather forecasted through Wednesday morning of this week, the City of Morrison has declared a SNOW EMERGENCY effective today, Monday, January 8, 2024 at 6:00 pm. DURING A SNOW EMERGENCY: 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 Thursday morning, January 11, 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 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

The City of Rock Falls has declared a SNOW EMERGENCY effective: Start: 7:00am on Tuesday, January 9, 2024 End: 7:00am on Thursday, January 11, 2024. Pursuant to Rock Falls City Code, Section 18-158, No parking is permitted on any designated Snow Route within the city limits during the declared snow emergency period until the snow has been completely cleared from the street. Odd/Even parking restrictions apply on all other street that are not a designated Snow Route. Odd/Even parking restrictions end, block-by-block once the snow has been removed from the entire width of the street. Any vehicle parked in violation of Rock Falls City Code Section 18-158 are subject to fines as prescribed in Section 1-41(e)(1) of the Rock Falls City Code.

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

The Village of Port Byron has declared a Snow Emergency January 8th at 8 p.m. to January 10th at noon. No Parking on any Village Streets during the duration of this snow emergency per the ordinance Chapter 290 Vehicles and Traffic Article 2. Also please be sure all trash and recycling containers are moved from the street to allow for plowing safely.


The City of Silvis is declaring a snow emergency effective 6:00 PM Monday January 8th until approximately 6:00 PM Wednesday January 10th. Per city ordinance, once snow depth has reached 2 inches, snow routes need to be clear to allow for the removal of snow. Vehicles parked on the street can receive a fine and may be towed. Please assist the city and remove your vehicles from residential streets until snow removal is completed. The city appreciates your cooperation.



Blue Grass

The Mayor 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 12:00 p.m. (noon) Thursday, January 11, 2024. Due to a possible second waive of this snow storm continuing into the weekend, this weather emergency may be extended, so please watch for updates. Due to the upcoming winter weather conditions forecasted beginning Monday, January 8, 2024, the City of Blue Grass is being proactive and providing advanced notice that a Snow Emergency has been declared beginning Monday, January 8, 2024.

  • 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.


Charlotte Snow emergency is in effect from 7:00pm January 8 till midnight January 10. No Street parking on Mill St & Louise St beginning today Monday January 8th at 7:00 p.m until Wednesday 10th at 11:59 p.m Calendar parking for Broadway St will be in effect starting Today January 8th 7:00 p.m park on the even side of the street (East Side of Broadway) Tomorrow January 9th 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.


The City of Clinton has declared a Snow Emergency to be in effect from: 6:00 PM Monday, January 8th until Wednesday, January 10th at 12 PM as 7-12 inches of snow is being forecasted. If vehicles have not been removed from Emergency Snow Routes by 6 PM Monday, January 8th- the Clinton Police Department will enforce the ticket and/or towing process. Calendar Parking will be in effect. Please have vehicles moved to the odd side of the street by 9:00 AM Tuesday, January 9th. 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.

Columbus Junction

A SNOW EMERGENCY WILL BE IN EFFECT AT 8:00 PM MONDAY NIGHT FOR ALL POSTED SNOW EMERGENCY ROUTES. The National Weather Service out of the Quad Cities is forecasting 8-13” of snow for our area starting Monday night through Wednesday afternoon. 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.


Based on the forecast for 7 to 12” of snow, a Snow Emergency is declared effective 6 p.m., Monday, January 8, through Noon, Wednesday, January 10.  Parking is prohibited on Posted Snow Routes when a Snow Emergency is in effect. Vehicles parked on Posted Snow Routes during snow emergencies are subject to ticket and tow. Residents and visitors to the Downtown may park for free in any of the City's three parking ramps beginning at 5 p.m., Monday, January 8 through 5 p.m., Wednesday, January 10.


DeWitt is under a Winter Storm Warning from 6 p.m. tonight (1/8) until 6 a.m. Wednesday morning (1/10). Starting tonight please do not park on residential streets. Plows will be out after midnight Tuesday on priority routes and plowing residential streets sometime Tuesday morning depending on the timing and duration of the snowfall.


The City of Eldridge has declared a snow emergency from midnight tonight, Monday, Jan. 8, through noon on Wednesday, Jan. 10. No vehicles are allowed to park on city streets during this time. More details and additional parking places can be found here.

Iowa City

The City is urging all residents to park their cars off-street so plows can efficiently clear roads of snow. If off-street parking is not available, residents should consider alternative parking arrangements. For example, ask a friend, neighbor, or family member who has off-street parking if you could park your vehicle there. Vehicles can also be moved to a Downtown Parking ramp for overnight storage. If off-street parking is not an option, the City urges residents to avoid parking directly across the street from other parked cars. This gives snow plow operators as much space as possible. Please follow odd/even parking guidelines on streets with this signage.


This is their alert page.

Long Grove

The city of Long Grove has declared a SNOW EMERGENCY from midnight tonight January 8th, 2024 through noon Wednesday, Jan 10th, 2024. During this time, no parking is allowed on city streets. Please utilize the emergency parking zones located in the parking lot behind the Long Grove Civic Center or in the Long Grove Christian Church parking lot.


Snow emergency from 6 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10.



The City of Muscatine has declared a Snow Emergency starting at 6 p.m. tonight (Jan. 8) through 6 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 10). The Snow Emergency declaration may be extended depending on weather conditions expected later this week. Muscatine is under a Winter Storm Warning and is expected to receive seven to 12 inches of snow starting Monday night.  Muscatine’s Snow Emergency Ordinance limits on-street parking during a declared Snow Emergency to allow plows to access and clear streets during extreme winter storms. According to the revised code, when weather conditions warrant the declaration of a snow emergency, motor traffic will be expedited and parking on City of Muscatine streets will be prohibited or restricted for snow plowing and other purposes. City Code states that during a declared snow emergency, no person shall park, or allow to remain parked, any vehicle on any portion of a Snow Emergency route. Click on the following link to view a MAP of the Snow Emergency routes. Signage marking the designated Snow Emergency routes was installed by the City of Muscatine in 2022.


School Closings

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


Alleman High SchoolClosed Tuesday
Alwood SchoolsClosed Tuesday
Cambridge SchoolsClosed Tuesday, No activities
Capri CollegeClosed Tuesday
Carbon Cliff -Barstow CSDClosed Tuesday
Carl Sandburg CollegeClosed Tuesday
Chadwick-Milledgeville CSDVirtual Learning Tuesday
Colona CSDClosed Tuesday
East Dubuque School DistrictClosed Tuesday, No PM activities
East Moline DistrictVirtual Learning Tuesday
Eastland CSDClosed Tuesday
Galena School DistrictVirtual Learning Tuesday
Galesburg Christian SchoolVirtual Learning Tuesday
Galesburg CSDClosed Tuesday
Geneseo CSDClosed Tuesday, No PM activities
Hampton CSDClosed Tuesday
Kewanee School DistrictVirtual Learning Tuesday
Mercer County School DistrictClosed Tuesday, No PM activities
Moline Coal Valley CSDVirtual Learning Tuesday
Monmouth-Roseville CSDClosed Tuesday, Virtual Learning DAY
Morrison CSDClosed Tuesday
Princeton IL. SchoolsVirtual Learning Tuesday
Riverdale- Port ByronVirtual Learning Tuesday
River Bend CSDClosed Tuesday, No PM activities
Rock Falls CSDClosed Tuesday
Rock Island/Milan CSDVirtual Learning Tuesday
Rockridge CSDClosed Tuesday, No PM activities
Sherrard Community School DistrictClosed Tuesday
Silvis CSDClosed Tuesday
Sterling Public SchoolsClosed Tuesday
Warren CSDClosed Tuesday, No PM activities
West Carroll CSDClosed Tuesday


Anamosa SchoolsClosed Tuesday, No activities
Assumption High SchoolClosed Tuesday
Cedar Rapids SchoolsClosed Tuesday
Bellevue Community SchoolsClosed Tuesday
Bennett Community SchoolsClosed Tuesday
Benton Community SchoolsClosed Tuesday
Bettendorf Community School DistrictClosed Tuesday
Burlington Community SchoolsClosed Tuesday
Calamus-WheatlandClosed Tuesday
Camanche SchoolsClosed Tuesday
Cedar Rapids SchoolsClosed Tuesday
Center Point-Urbana SchoolsClosed Tuesday
DeWitt Community SchoolsClosed Tuesday
Clinton Community CollegeClosed Tuesday, Remote Services Avail
Clinton Community SchoolsVirtual Learning Tuesday the 9th
Columbus Community School DistrictClosed Tuesday
Davenport Community SchoolsClosed Tuesday
Dubuque Community SchoolsClosed Tuesday
Durant SchoolsClosed Tuesday
Easton ValleyClosed Tuesday
Iowa City ReginaClosed Tuesday, No A.M. Activities
Iowa City SchoolsClosed Tuesday
Kirkwood Community CollegeClosed Tuesday
Linn-Mar SchoolsClosed Tuesday
Lisbon SchoolsClosed Tuesday
Louisa-Muscatine SchoolsClosed Tuesday
Maquoketa School DistrictClosed Tuesday, No activities
Marion Ind SchoolsClosed Tuesday, No activities
Mediapolis SchoolsClosed Tuesday
Monticello SchoolsClosed Tuesday, No activities
Mt. Pleasant SchoolsClosed Tuesday
Mt. Vernon SchoolsClosed Tuesday, No activities
Muscatine SchoolsClosed Tuesday, No activities
North Cedar Community SchoolClosed Tuesday, No activities after 6pm
North Linn SchoolsClosed Tuesday, No activities
North Scott SchoolsClosed Tuesday
Northeast Community SchoolsClosed Tuesday
Pleasant Valley SchoolsClosed Tuesday
Prince of Peace - ClintonClosed Tuesday
Solon SchoolsClosed Tuesday, No activities
St. Joseph's School - DeWittClosed Tuesday
St. Patrick SchoolClosed Tuesday
St. Paul The Apostle School - DavenportClosed Tuesday
Tipton SchoolsClosed Tuesday
WACO Community SchoolsClosed Tuesday
Wapello Community SchoolsClosed Tuesday
Washington Community SchoolsClosed Tuesday
West Branch SchoolsClosed Tuesday
West Burlington SchoolsVirtual Learning Tuesday
Western Dubuque SchoolsClosed Tuesday
West Liberty SchoolsClosed Tuesday, No activities
Wilton SchoolsClosed Tuesday
Xavier Catholic Schools - Cedar RapidsClosed Tuesday

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