2014 file photo of Davenport snow plow

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JEFF COOK/TIMES FILE PHOTO

The city of Davenport reports that based on the current National Weather Service forecast a snow emergency is being declared.

The Snow Emergency will be in effect beginning at 5 p.m., tonight, until 7 a.m., Saturday. The declaration may be extended based on the duration of this event, arriving conditions, and increasing confidence in the snowfall forecast for Saturday.

Parking on posted snow routes is prohibited when a snow emergency is in effect. Vehicles parked on posted snow routes will be ticketed and may be towed.   

As an alternative to on-street parking in the downtown, residents and visitors to the downtown may park for free in any one of the city's three parking ramps beginning at 5 p.m., Thursday, through 7 a.m., Saturday.

Snow is expected to arrive around 5 p.m., tonight, and continue through Friday evening, with another band of snow expected to arrive on Saturday.

According to the National Weather Service, there is a potential for snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches between Thursday and Friday, and additional snow accumulations of 1 inch or more on Saturday.

Friday’s commute is likely to be slick. Plan ahead, leave early, and drive with caution.

The city of Eldridge also has issued a snow emergency that will take effect at 5 p.m. today until noon, Saturday.

Parking on all city streets is prohibited. Locations of snow emergency parking lots are:

• N. Third Street and Franklin Street (Municipal Parking Lot)

• N. Fifth Street and LeClaire Road (Faith Lutheran Church)

• S. Second Street and Spring Street (United Methodist Church)

• N. Sixth Street and Donahue Street at the Water Treatment Plant

• North Scott Junior High School south side parking lot

• 400 Block of N. Third Street (west side of Centennial Park)

• 400 Block of N. Fourth Street (east side of Centennial Park)

• Cornerstone Baptist Church parking lot (775 E. LeClaire Road).

Parking is prohibited on all streets bounded by North First Street, Donahue Street, North Third Street and LeClaire Road during a snow emergency.

• Based on the current National Weather Service forecast the village of Carbon Cliff is also issuing a snow emergency. It will be in effect beginning at 5 p.m. today until 7 a.m., Monday.

Parking on snow routes is prohibited when a snow emergency is in effect. Vehicles parked on snow routes will be ticketed and may be towed. Expect to see ticketing crews once the snow emergency goes into effect. 

All streets and roadways within the village corporate limits are considered a snow route.

• The city of Clinton has declared a snow emergency effective from noon until 7 a.m., Sunday.

Vehicles that have not been removed by 7 p.m., tonight, will be ticketed and/or towed.  Questions can be directed to the City of Clinton Public Works Department at 242-0261.

Calendar parking is now in effect.

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