Local communities issue winter weather emergencies

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Another winter storm is expected to move through on Thursday, so some communities in the area are once again declaring winter weather and snow emergencies.


Coal Valley

The Village of Coal Valley will be under a snow emergency effective noon (12 p.m.) on Thursday until 5 p.m. on Friday.

The ordinance says “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.”

Officials also remind property owners to remove snow and ice from their portion of public sidewalk within 24 hours of a snow/ice event.


City of Moline Mayor Stephanie Acri has declared a “snow emergency” effective immediately.

As a consequence of this declaration of a “snow emergency,” residents are reminded that, as required by City Ordinance, they need to move their parked vehicles off of the designated “snow routes” to assist in the snow removal effort.

Residents may find the designated snow routes at: Snow Route Map.

Rock Falls

The City of Rock Falls has declared a snow emergency effective 12 p.m. (noon) Thursday through 6 a.m. Friday.

All odd/even and snow route parking restrictions will be in effect.

If you must go out, travel with caution and be prepared in case of an emergency.

Rock Island

The City of Rock Island is declaring a snow emergency effective at 12 p.m. (noon) on Thursday.

Once snow reaches a depth of two inches, parking in 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 subject to tow.

The City is asking residents to avoid parking on residential streets to help in the snow removal.

Any recycling that was not picked up on Thursday will be picked up on Friday.


The City of Sterling has declared that a Snow Emergency will be in effect Thursday at 2 p.m.

After that time, all vehicles must be parked in accordance with the City of Sterling’s Snow Emergency Parking Regulations.

  1. No parking on Snow Routes until all snow has been removed from the full width of the street.
  2. No parking in the Central Business District and in city parking lots from 1:30 A.M. to 5:30 A.M.
  3. 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.



UPDATE: The Bettendorf Library and Family Museum will now close at 3 p.m.

The Bettendorf Public Library, Family Museum, and Life Fitness Center will close at 5 p.m. on Thursday. The Family Museum has canceled all classes for Thursday.

Blue Grass

Blue Grass Mayor Brad Schutte has declared a “winter weather emergency” effective from 6:00 a.m. on Thursday until 12 p.m. (noon) on Monday.

The city’s Public Safety Building, 606 West Mayne Street, Blue Grass, will be open to the public in need.

City officials ask that no vehicles park on city streets to allow emergency vehicles and snow plows to have full access.

Residents with questions may contact Schutte at 563-349-1359.



Durant has issued a snow emergency from noon Monday through 6 p.m. Thursday through 12 p.m. (noon) Friday. All vehicles must be off city streets.


From 9 a.m. Thursday until 9 a.m. Friday, Eldridge has declared a snow emergency. This means no parking on any city street during that time. All vehicles are subject to a citation or towing.

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