Davenport extends snow emergency until 5 a.m.

2014-02-17T12:15:00Z 2014-02-17T12:19:00Z Davenport extends snow emergency until 5 a.m.Times staff The Quad-City Times
February 17, 2014 12:15 pm  • 

UPDATE: The current snow emergency has been extended through 5 a.m., Tuesday. Cars parked on posted snow routes will be ticketed/towed.

EARLIER REPORT: The city of Davenport has declared a snow emergency effective at 5 a.m. through 3 p.m.

Parking on posted snow routes is prohibited when a snow emergency is in effect. Vehicles parked on a posted snow route during a snow emergency will be subject to ticketing and towing.

As an alternative, residents and visitors along posted snow routes, should park in their driveway or garage, or park on a nearby side street not posted as a snow route, or in the downtown Davenport area, park in any one of the city's three parking ramps for free during the snow emergency (parking rates apply after the snow emergency expires), or in the Hilltop Campus area, park for free in the lot on 15th and Ripley.

In order to help crews provide better service, residents are asked to park off-street or to coordinate with neighbors to park on the even side of the street on even numbered days and the odd side on odd numbered days.

Residents should be aware that if, in the judgment of the plow operator, a street is not passable by a plow due to safety concerns caused by vehicular parking, the street will not be plowed.

The operator then notifies the office about impassable conditions. Generally a second attempt will be made to plow these streets later in the schedule, but depending on future conditions a subsequent plowing may or may not occur.

Off-street and even/odd side of the street parking assists snowplows in moving through narrower streets.

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