Quad City Communities Issue Snow Emergencies
Due to the impending snow storm that will have blizzard like conditions, many communities in the Quad City area are issuing snow emergencies to help with cleaning up streets after during the storm and when it is over.
In case you haven't heard, a winter storm is on its way to the Quad Cites and it's going to be a nasty one. We could see up to 4" in some areas but that's not the worst part. Wind speeds will get up to 40 mph causing blizzard like conditions, including possible whiteouts.
Temperatures are expected to drop throughout the day to single digits by tonight, and with the wind speeds so high, we could see wind chill values well below zero. All of these factors has actually caused the National Weather Service to issue a Winter Storm Warning for majority of the Quad Cities and the surrounding area.
These are the communities in the listening area that have issue a snow emergency so far ahead of today's storm.
The Village of Coal Valley will be under a snow emergency effective noon, Thursday, February 4, 2021 until 5 p.m., Friday, February 5, 2021.
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 and/or ice from their portion of public sidewalk within 24 hours of snow/ice event.
Because the potential for flash freezing of precipitation on the roads is real in the afternoon, Thursday, February 4, and there is potential for more than two inches of snow, the City is declaring a Snow Emergency effective 8 a.m., Thursday, February 4 through 8 a.m., Friday, February 5.
If you community issues a snow emergency, let us know and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.