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2017/2018 Snow and Ice Event News and Information

2017/2018 Snow and Ice Event News and Information
Posted on 03/25/2018
2017/2018 Snow and Ice Event News and Information

Sunday, March 25th - 6:00 AM

Crews have finished clearing Posted Snow Routes and residential roads.
 

The Snow Emergency and related parking prohibition are now lifted.  Residents and visitors to the Downtown may remain parked in the city’s parking ramps for free through 7am this morning, Sunday, March 25th.

The heavy wet snow we received did present challenges for crews, as snow that was pushed had a tendency to roll up like making a large snowball.  Crews will spot check and clear any storm drains that may have been missed on Monday.

Melting will occur throughout the day to today, and will be followed by rain beginning Monday afternoon.


Saturday, March 24th - 5:30 PM

The current Snow Emergency, and parking prohibition on Posted Snow Routes, will remain in effect through 7am, Sunday, March 25th.

Public Works crews have been clearing Posted Snow Routes throughout the day in response to arriving sleet and snow.   With snow expected to come to an end in the next hour, crews should finish clearing Posted Snow Routes curb to curb late this evening. Once Posted Snow Routes are clear focus will switch to residential roads.

It will be important for citizens on residential roads to park off-street overnight and tomorrow to allow clearing to occur to the curb.  Clearing to the curb is important with this event due to the high moisture content of the snow received, combined with fairly rapid melting that is expected to occur.  Rapid melting could result in localized street flooding if crews are unable to clear the curb line and uncover storm drains.

Residents and visitors may park for free in any one of the city’s three parking ramps through 7am, Sunday, March 25th.

Remember to take it easy when shoveling heavy wet snow.  These conditions can strain the heart.

For more information on winter weather response activities and tips visit www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/snow.

Saturday, March 24th - 11:30 AM 

The current Snow Emergency, and parking prohibition on Posted Snow Routes, will remain in effect through 7am, Sunday, March 25th.

Public Works crews have been clearing Posted Snow Routes throughout the morning in response to arriving sleet and snow. Sleet and snow is expected to continue through 5 or 6pm this evening. Crew focus will remain on Posted Snow Routes through late evening, unless snow leaves the area earlier than anticipated.

Roads are slick in spots. Please drive with caution, increase your following distance, and take your time when traveling throughout the day.

This is heavy wet snow. If you shovel today, please remember to push the snow, take it slow, and stay hydrated.

We will provide a snow response update later today.


Saturday, March 24th - 6:00 AM

A Snow Emergency, and the parking prohibition on Posted Snow Routes, remains in effect through 7am, Sunday, March 25th.

Crews were called in early this morning to respond to initial snowfall.  Pavement temperatures along with plowing have roads clear at this time. However, significant snowfall of up to 7 inches remains in the forecast.  

The National Weather Service has extended the Winter Storm Warning through 10pm this evening, Saturday, March 24th.

We will keep the public updated on snow response activities throughout the day. 

When snow returns, prepare for low visibility and slick conditions. 

Residents and visitors to the Downtown may park for free in any one of the city’s three parking ramps through 7am, Sunday, March 25th.


Friday, March 23rd - 5:00 PM

Based on predicted weather, a Snow Emergency will go into effect at 10pm this evening, Friday, March 23rd and is set to expire at 7am, Sunday, March 25th.

This event is forecast to bring with it periodic snowfall at rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour between 7am and 1pm, creating hazardous travel conditions. If you must go out, plan ahead, leave early and drive with caution.

Please be reminded 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. Parking off-street helps to provide effective and efficient snow removal on our major thoroughfares, and promotes mobility throughout the city.

Because this will be a wet heavy snow, snow will compact as it falls. If you shovel, take frequent breaks and stay hydrated.

As an alternative to on-street parking in the Downtown, residents and visitors to the area may park for free in any one of the City’s three parking ramps beginning at 5pm, Friday, March 23rd through 7am, Sunday, March 25th.

Downed trees and power lines are possible with this event. To report a downed tree in the traveled right-of-way, call 563.326.7923. If you see a power line down, assume it is an energized and don’t touch it. Touching an energized power line can be fatal. Call MidAmerican Energy to report downed power lines at 800.799.4443.

Crews are prepared to respond once the snow starts to fly. Be reminded snow removal efforts will be focused on clearing Posted Snow Routes until they are clear before entering residential roads.

Friday, March 23rd - 10:00 AM

Based on the current National Weather Service forecast, the area could receive 7 or more inches of snow Saturday, March 24th. Snow is expected to arrive around midnight this evening, Friday, March 23rd and begin to taper off sometime Saturday afternoon. Due to predicted conditions, a Snow Emergency has been declared. The Snow Emergency will go into effect beginning at 10pm this evening, Friday, March 23rd, and is set to expire at 7am, Sunday, March 25th.

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. Having cars parked off-street is the best way to ensure snow removal on our major thoroughfares is effective and promotes mobility throughout the city. Heavy, wet snow, followed by melting will make parking off-street extremely important for this event to ensure storm drains are clear to receive run-off from melting snow.

As an alternative to on-street parking in the Downtown, residents and visitors to the area may park for free in any one of the City’s three parking ramps beginning at 5pm, Friday, March 23rd through 7am, Sunday, March 25th.

Low visibility and slick conditions are likely after midnight through Saturday morning. Plan ahead, leave early, and drive with caution.

Downed trees and power lines are possible with this event.  To report a downed tree in the traveled right-of-way, call 563.326.7923.  If you see a power line down, assume it is an energized and don’t touch it. Touching an energized power line can be fatal. Call MidAmerican Energy to report downed power lines at 800.799.4443.

Crews are prepared to respond once the snow starts to fly. Be reminded snow removal efforts will be focused on clearing Posted Snow Routes until they are clear before entering residential roads.

For more information on Posted Snow Routes, snow response activities and other winter weather information visit www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/winter.

For more information on this weather event, visit the National Weather Service’s website

Saturday, February 17th - 4:30 PM

Crews finished plowing and salting Posted Snow Routes as needed.

Saturday, February 17th - 12:30 PM

A fast moving snow arrived just a bit ago.  Public Works crews have been called in to salt and plow Posted Snow Routes.  Snow should end around 2pm, leaving less than an inch on the ground.  

Road conditions are slick.  Take it slow and increase your following distance if you are out this afternoon. 

With minor accumulations expected and temperatures forecast to reach a high of 47 tomorrow, crews will not plow or salt residential roads following this event.

Tuesday, February 13th - 6:00 AM

Crews completed the Downtown and Hilltop snow removal and all other roads.  There are no open Snow Emergency Declarations at this time. Response to this event is complete.

Monday, February 12th - 3:00 PM

A 2nd Snow Emergency specific to the Downtown and Hilltop will go into effect at 10pm, this evening, Monday, February 12th and is set to expire at 6am, Tuesday, February 13th. This 2nd Snow Emergency is limited to the area: River Dr to 5th St between Gaines and E River Dr, and Harrison St from River Dr to Locust. 

The snow emergency is necessary to keep vehicles off of the street in the Downtown and on Harrison so snow can be picked up and hauled away from the curb line.

Parking on Posted Snow Routes in this area is prohibited when the Snow Emergency is in effect. As an alternative to on-street parking in the Downtown, residents and visitors to the area may park for free in any one of the city’s three parking ramps through 7am, Tuesday, February 13th.

Crews finished plowing and salting all other roads earlier today.  Response to this event will be complete after clearing the Downtown and Hilltop curb/parking lanes this evening. 

Sunday, February 11th - 6:00 PM

We have received a number of inquiries about when residential roads will be complete. Public Works crews have been clearing residential roads since about 3:00 pm this afternoon following the most recent snow event; additional clearing has taken place intermittently between snow events this week (crews have been providing 24/7 coverage since Tuesday). 

With nearly 1,300 lane miles of streets it does take time.  All-in equipment and staff capacity (approximately 60 per 12 hour shift for major snow events such as this weeks), timing between snow events, duration of snow events, air and pavement temperature, timing of future events, as well as on-street parking play a role in snow removal activities.

Snow presents an inconvenience to everyone. Please be patient and understanding on timing of clearing residential roads. It is likely all residential roads will not be clear until late Monday morning or early afternoon.​​

​Clearing of residential roads follows Posted Snow Routes to ensure mobility throughout the city, especially on: highly trafficked roads, roads near hospitals and schools, hills and routes that serve both public and school transportation services.  ​

Sunday, February 11th - 3:30 PM

Crews have shifted plowing and salting efforts to residential roads. Snow removal from these roads will occur through the overnight and into Monday. Please park off-street on residential roads if you are able.  Parking off-street helps public works crews to clear roads more safely and efficiently. 

A 2nd Snow Emergency specific to the Downtown and Hilltop has been declared effective 10pm, Monday, February 12th and is set to expire at 6am, Tuesday, February 13th, and is limited to the area: River Dr to 5th St between Gaines and E River Dr, and Harrison St from River Dr to Locust.  This snow emergency is necessary to pick up and haul away snow from the curb line. Parking on Posted Snow Routes in this area is prohibited when the Snow Emergency is in effect. As an alternative to on-street parking in the Downtown, residents and visitors to the area may park for free in any one of the city’s three parking ramps through 7am, Tuesday, February 13th.

Look forward to a few sunny days and warmer temperatures in the week ahead.​    

Sunday, February 11th - 6:00 AM

The good news… Snow is almost outta here.  Once snow ends this morning, this should be the end to our back-to-back snow events according to the current forecast.  Sun on Monday will begin to help with melting, and everyone will feel like it is almost spring with sunny conditions and a high of 40 on Wednesday.

Now the news we have to tell you… It is likely to continue snowing until around 7am this morning. A winter weather advisory is in effect through 9am.

Crews should finish plowing and salting Posted Snow Routes sometime this afternoon.  Once Posted Snow Routes are complete, crews will switch focus to plowing and salting residential roads until they are complete, which is likely to take through Monday. Please continue to park off-street on residential roads if you are able.  Parking off-street allows crews to clear roads more efficiently and safely.

The citywide snow emergency ends at 10am this morning.  A 2nd Snow Emergency specific to the Downtown and Hilltop is being declared to allow for snow removal and hauling of snow from the curb line in this area.  The 2nd Snow Emergency for the Downtown and Hilltop will go into effect at 10pm, Monday, February 12th and is set to expire at 6am, Tuesday, February 13th, and is limited to the area: River Dr to 5th St between Gaines and E River Dr, and Harrison St from River Dr to Locust. Parking on Posted Snow Routes in this area is prohibited when the Snow Emergency is in effect. As an alternative to on-street parking in the Downtown, residents and visitors to the area may park for free in any one of the city’s three parking ramps through 7am, Tuesday, February 13th.

Enforcement of the sidewalk snow removal ordinance will begin on Monday. Routine inspections are performed along arterial streets, within three blocks of schools and in the downtown area to promote pedestrian safety in areas where pedestrian traffic is higher. Any location generating a complaint is also inspected and cleared if warranted. When a sidewalk has not been cleared within the allotted time, the city may clear that sidewalk and bill the property owner for the associated costs. No advance warning of such clearings will be given.  Before you report a sidewalk, consider lending a hand; the individual may not have cleared the walk because they are out of town, ill or unable. ​


Saturday, February 10th - 3:30 PM

Public Works crews have finished plowing and salting Posted Snow Routes following this morning’s snow event. Efforts will be focused on clearing residential roads until the next band of snow arrives around midnight tonight, at which time focus will return to Posted Snow Routes.  This next band of snow is expected to bring 2+/- inches and forecasted to end around 5am.

The current City-wide Snow Emergency and parking prohibition on Posted Snow Routes will end at 10am, Sunday, February 11th.  Residents on all other streets are encouraged to park off-street through Sunday when they are able, as crews will be clearing residential roads through the Saturday evening and again on Sunday.  Having cars parked off-street is the best way to ensure snow removal on our major thoroughfares residential roads is effective.

As an alternative to on-street parking, residents and visitors to the downtown may park for free in any one of the city’s three parking ramps through 10am, Sunday, February 11th.

Slick conditions will be present if you are traveling early Sunday morning.  Take your time and travel with caution if you are out and about.

Please be reminded to shovel sidewalks adjacent to your home or business for pedestrian safety. Help a neighbor in need if you are able.​


Saturday, February 10th - 6:00 AM

Snow returned early this morning and is expected to continue through 7am as predicted.  Public Works crews are plowing and salting Posted Snow Routes at this time. Crews will return to clearing residential roads sometime this afternoon after Posted Snow Routes are clear.

With another round of snow expected to arrive early Sunday morning, bringing with it an additional 2 inches of snow between midnight and 5am, the current Snow Emergency is being extended to Sunday, February 11th at 10am.  This means the parking prohibition on Posted Snow Routes will remain in effect through 10am, Sunday, February 11th.  Residents on all other streets are encouraged to park off-street through Sunday when they are able.  Parking off-street allows crews to clear roads more safely and efficiently.

As an alternative to on-street parking, residents and visitors to the downtown may park in any one of the city’s three parking ramps for free through 10am, Sunday, February 11th.

Slick conditions will be present. Please continue to drive with caution when you travel in the coming days.


Friday, February 9th - 3:30 PM

On-going snow throughout the morning has kept public works crews busy.  Crews will be finishing up Posted Snow Routes in the next hour or two and have started plowing residential roads.  We will continue clearing as many residential roads as we can before the next round of snow arrives around midnight.  Once this next round of snow arrives, crews will switch focus back to clearing Posted Snow Routes.

The current forecast indicates we could receive an additional 2 inches of snow between midnight and 5am.  Another update will be released on road status at 6am tomorrow, Saturday, February 10th.

A Snow Emergency, and related parking prohibition on Posted Snow Routes, will remain in effect through 7am, Saturday, February 10th.  Please park off-street on all other streets through Saturday when you are able.  Parking off-street allows crews to clear roads more safely and efficiently. Understand how on-street parking plays a role in the effectiveness of plowing, and the challenges crews face when plowing around and between parked vehicles at this link

Slick conditions are likely to develop overnight into the early morning.  Please continue to drive with caution when you travel in the coming days.  Another round of snow is likely early Sunday morning.

Please be reminded to shovel sidewalks adjacent to your home or business for pedestrian safety.  Be mindful, it is easier to shovel early and often, and with another round of snow on the way…

If you are out shoveling today, remember to dress in layers, take frequent breaks, stay hydrated, and to push the snow vs. picking up and throwing.  Help a neighbor in need if you are able.


Friday, February 9th - 6:00 AM

We did not receive snow accumulations originally predicted for the area. Heavier amounts of snow falling now should wrap up shortly, and may be followed by periods of light snow through 9am. Crews will keep plowing and salting efforts focused on Posted Snow Routes through the late morning or early afternoon. Once Posted Snow Routes are clear, focus will switch to residential roads.

Snow does not end with this event. Another band of snow is expected to arrive around midnight. This system is expected to bring another 1 to 3 inches of snow with it before 7am on Saturday, February 10th.

With on-going snow, the current Snow Emergency, and parking prohibition on Posted Snow Routes, will remain in effect through 7am, Saturday, February 10th. Because we will also be working on residential roads throughout the day and into the overnight, we encourage parking off-street on residential roads also. Parking off-street allows crews to clear roads more safely and efficiently.

As an alternative to on-street parking, residents and visitors to the downtown may park in any one of the city’s three parking ramps for free through 7am, Saturday, February 10th.

Slick conditions are possible during the morning commute. Take it slow.

Thursday, February 8th - 4:30 PM

Based on the current National Weather Service forecast, the area could receive 4 to 8 inches of snow beginning this evening into Friday. A Snow Emergency will go into effect beginning at 5pm this evening, Thursday, February 8th and is tentatively set to expire at 7am, Saturday, February 10th. 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. Expect to see ticketing crews once the Snow Emergency goes into effect. Having cars parked off-street is the best way to ensure snow removal on our major thoroughfares is effective and promotes mobility throughout the city.

Low visibility and slick conditions are likely for the Friday morning commute as the heaviest snowfall is predicted to arrive between 5am and 9am Friday. Plan ahead, leave early, and drive with caution.

Crews are plowing and salting Posted Snow Routes at this time. Plowing and salting will be focused on clearing Posted Snow Routes until they are clear before entering residential roads.

For more information on Posted Snow Routes, snow response activities and other winter weather information visit http://www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/winter.


Thursday, February 8th - 6:00 AM

Downtown and Hilltop snow removal has been completed just in time for the next round of snow.  Based on the current National Weather Service forecast a Snow Emergency is being Declared.  The Snow Emergency will be in effect beginning at 5pm this evening, Thursday, February 8th and is tentatively set to expire at 7am, Saturday, February 10th.  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. Expect to see ticketing crews once the Snow Emergency goes into effect. Having cars parked off-street is the best way to ensure snow removal on our major thoroughfares is effective and promotes mobility throughout the city.

Snow is expected to arrive around 5pm this evening and last 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.

For more information on Posted Snow Routes, snow response activities and other winter weather information visit http://www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/winter.​ ​

Wednesday, February 7th - 9:00 AM

A 2nd Snow Emergency specific to Downtown Davenport and the Hilltop has been Declared beginning 10pm this evening, Wednesday, February 7th and is set to expire at 6am, tomorrow, Thursday, February 8th. 

Vehicles parked on Posted Snow Routes in the Downtown and Hilltop will be ticketed and towed, refer to Posted Snow Route map link at www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/snow for additional detail.

As an alternative to on-street parking in the Downtown, residents and visitors may park in any one of the city’s three parking ramps for free beginning at 5pm this evening, through 7am, Thursday, February 8th.

Downtown and Hilltop snow removal is being performed in response to 4+ inches of snow received earlier in the week, and in advance of the arrival of more snow on Friday.


Wednesday, February 7th - 6:00 AM

Active weather ahead.  Minor snowfall arrived late last night, and the possibility for additional light snow is possible before 7am.

Crews will finish plowing and salting Posted Snow Routes this morning, and will make an additional pass on residential roads following completion of Posted Snow Routes.

Please be reminded to shovel sidewalks adjacent to your home for pedestrian safety.

The city begins enforcement of the sidewalk snow removal policy 24 hours after the cessation of snowfall. Routine inspections of sidewalks are performed along arterial streets, within three blocks of schools and in the downtown after snowfall of 1” or more. Any location generating a complaint is also inspected.  When a sidewalk has not been cleared within the allotted time, the city may clear that sidewalk and bill the property owner for the associated costs. No advance warning of such clearings is given.

Be mindful, it is easier to shovel early and often, and with another round of snow on the way…

If you are out shoveling today, remember to dress in layers, take frequent breaks, stay hydrated and to push the snow.

Stay tuned to local news and our website www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/snow in the coming days for information on the arrival of additional snow this week.​

Tuesday, February 6th - 3:00 PM

Public Works crews switched focus to plowing and salting residential roads earlier today.  Crews hope to have all residential roads cleared before another round of snow arrives later this evening.  This next system is expected to bring 1 to 2 additional inches of accumulating snow between approximately 9pm this evening and 3am, Wednesday, February 7th.  Crews will return focus to Posted Snow Routes if/when this system arrives. 

With a new system in the forecast, residents are encouraged to park off-street on Posted Snow Routes and residential roads through the overnight to help crews clear roads more safely and efficiently.  

Roads may be slick overnight into the early morning.  Drive with caution when you head out.

Residents should be aware additional snow is expected Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  It is too early to know what we are in store for at this time. Staff will determine if there is a need to declare an additional snow emergency(s) for upcoming snow events and for downtown snow hauling tomorrow, Wednesday, February 7th.

Tuesday, February 6th - Noon

Residents are encouraged to park off-street on Posted Snow Routes and residential roads through the overnight to help crews clear roads more safely and efficiently.  Sun is helping with melting this afternoon, however additional snow is expected later this evening.

Crews finished plowing and salting Posted Snow Routes and have switched all focus to residential roads.  Staff hopes to have all residential roads clear before the next snow event arrives later this evening, Tuesday, February 6th.  This second event is predicted to bring 1 to 2 additional inches of accumulating snow between approximately 9pm Tuesday and 3am Wednesday.  Crews will return focus to Posted Snow Routes if/when this system arrives.

Tuesday, February 6th - 6:00 AM

Crews will continue clearing Posted Snow Routes through mid-to-late morning. The current Snow Emergency Declaration ends at Noon, today, Tuesday, February 6th.  Parking is prohibited on Posted Snow Routes when a Snow Emergency is in effect. Residents and visitors to the Downtown, may park for free through Noon today as an alternative to on-street parking.

While crews are continuing coverage on Posted Snow Routes, they have also begun entering residential roads.  Plowing and salting of residential roads will take place throughout the day today and into the evening.  Please park off-street when you are able to. Parking off-street allows crews to clear residential roads more safely and efficiently.

Frigid temperatures of -15 to zero degrees, with wind chill factored in, is inhibiting melting at this time.  Slick spots are likely through Wednesday due to subzero temperatures combined with an additional 1 to 2 inches of snowfall expected later this evening into the overnight. Drive with caution.

Take it easy when shoveling.  Dress in layers, push snow, and stay hydrated.  Help a neighbor in need if you are able.

In related news, a significant water main break has occurred on Marquette between 3rd and 4th Streets.  Avoid the area.  IowaAmerican will be on scene this morning and barricades will be placed.​​


Monday, February 5th - 5:30 PM

Snow is expected to continue through approximately 8pm this evening.  A Snow Emergency will remain in effect through Noon, Tuesday, February 6th. Vehicles parked on Posted Snow Routes during a Snow Emergency will be ticketed and towed.  Residents and visitors to the downtown may park for free in any one of the city’s three parking ramps through Noon, Tuesday, February 6th.

Crews will be providing continuous coverage on Posted Snow Routes and hills until they are clear before removal takes place on residential roads. Priority is placed on Posted Snow Routes to help ensure mobility throughout the city and support public safety, especially on: highly trafficked roads, roads near hospitals and schools, hills and routes that serve both public and school transportation services.

Once Posted Snow Routes are complete, sometime Tuesday morning depending on snowfall and other factors, focus will switch to residential roads, at which time we encourage all residents not on Posted Snow Routes to move vehicles from the roadway.  Parking off-street will help crews clear roads more safely and efficiently in these areas.

If you are planning on heading out this evening check to see if your event has been cancelled before you head out, and remember to drive with caution. Slick driving conditions are likely.  Please do not expect to travel as you would under normal weather conditions.  Increase your following distance.

For more information on Posted Snow Routes, snow response, or to sign-up for notification when a Snow Emergency is declared, visit www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/winter.​​

Monday, February 5th - Noon

A Snow Emergency is in effect through Noon, Tuesday, February 6th.  Parking on Posted Snow Routes is prohibited during active Snow Emergencies.  Vehicles parked on Posted Snow Routes will be ticketed and towed.

Crews will begin providing continuous coverage on Posted Snow Routes once the snow starts to fly.  Clearing will be focused on Posted Snow Routes until they are clear before removal takes place on residential roads. Priority is placed on Posted Snow Routes to help ensure mobility throughout the city and support public safety, especially on: highly trafficked roads, roads near hospitals and schools, hills and routes that serve both public and school transportation services.

Snow could be heavy at times, reducing visibility and creating slick driving conditions. Please drive with caution through the evening.

For more information on Posted Snow Routes, snow response, or to sign-up for notification when a Snow Emergency is declared, visit www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/winter.

Sunday, February 4th - 1:30 PM

Crews have been called in to salt and plow Posted Snow Routes as needed in response to this afternoon's snowfall.  Response should be complete in a few hours.

Sunday, February 4th - Noon

The current National Weather Service forecast indicates the area could receive 4 to 6 inches of snow beginning around noon Monday, February 5
th.   A Snow Emergency is being declared for this event.  The Snow Emergency will go into effect at Noon, Monday, February 5th and is set to expire at Noon, Tuesday, February 6th.

Crews are prepared to respond when snow begins to arrive.

Please be reminded vehicles parked on Posted Snow Routes during active Snow Emergencies will be ticketed and towed.  As an alternative to on-street parking in the downtown, visitors are welcome to park for free in any one of the city’s three parking ramps during the snow emergency.

For more information on winter weather response activities or to sign-up for alerts visit www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/snow


Thursday, February 1st - 4:30 PM

The current National Weather Service forecast indicates there is a chance the area will receive approximately 1.5” of snow beginning Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning. Public Works crews were out today and will be out tomorrow applying salt brine to Posted Snow Routes in preparation for this predicted snow event.​ 

Stay tuned for more details as we head into the weekend, www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/snow.​


Tuesday, January 16th - 2:00 PM

Response to this event is complete. 

Tuesday, January 16th - 7:00 AM

Public Works crews are out spot clearing and salting Posted Snow Routes, hills and outlying areas due to blowing, drifting and glazing that is occurring.

For up-to-date information on snow and ice clearing activities and general information and tips regarding winter weather response, visit www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/snow


Monday, January 15th - 11:30 PM

Crews finished spot treating due to blowing and drifting.

Monday, January 15th - 7:30 PM

A portion of public works crews have been called back in to respond to significant blowing, drifting, and spotty glazing on some of our major thoroughfares.

Crews will be monitoring conditions, spot clearing and re-treating Posted Snow Routes with salt, as needed, until conditions improve.

Monday, January 15th - 5:00 PM

Public Works crews have completed response to this event. 

Monday, January 15th - Noon

Crews finished plowing and salting Posted Snow Routes and are working on residential roads at this time. Staff expects to make at least one pass on all residential roads by 5pm this evening.  With minor accumulation, sun, warmer temperatures and melting expected to occur later this week, we will not be clearing residential roads curb to curb.

Blowing and drifting in open areas is possible overnight.  Crews are prepared to address these conditions as needed.​


Monday, January 15th - 6:00 AM

Public Works crews have been challenged overnight with on-going snow, combined with blowing and drifting.  With snow coming to an end, crews expect Posted Snow Routes will be clear mid-to-late morning.  After Posted Snow Routes are clear they will begin clearing residential roads.

Residents are encouraged to park off-street all day today when you are able. Parking off-street will allow staff to clear roads better, more safely and efficiently.

Drive with caution if you are headed out early this morning, travel will be a little slick.

Temperatures will hover between 6 and 1 degrees with wind chill factored in today. Dress for cold when you go out to shovel: 2+ layers including a wind/water proof layer and an insulating layer on your upper body, 1 to 2 layers on your lower body, gloves, warm hat, and water proof footwear. 


Sunday, January 14th - 7:00 PM

Public Works crews are in, and have been treating Posted Snow Routes for intermittent light snow.  Heavier snowfall and accumulations are expected to arrive in the next one to two hours based on current weather radar and National Weather Service forecast.

We encourage all residents on Posted Snow Routes to park off-street overnight to help crews clear our major thoroughfares better, more safely and efficiently.

Roads could become covered quickly once snowfall becomes heavier. Do not expect to drive as you would under normal weather conditions if you are out later tonight or early tomorrow.  

Sunday, January 14th - 1:00 PM

The current National Weather Service forecast indicates the area could receive as much as 2.5 inches of snow between 1pm Sunday, January 14th and 5am Monday, January 15th; with the bulk of the precipitation arriving overnight into the early morning.

Crews are prepared to respond when snow begins to arrive.

Crews will begin response to this event by providing continuous coverage on Posted Snow Routes until they are clear before removal takes place on residential roads. Priority is placed on Posted Snow Routes to help ensure mobility throughout the city and support public safety, especially on: highly trafficked roads, roads near hospitals and schools, hills and routes that serve both public and school transportation services.

We encourage all residents on Posted Snow Routes to park off-street when they are able over night.  Parking off-street helps crews to clear roads better, more safely and efficiently.

Roads could become covered quickly later this evening.  Please do not expect to drive as you would under normal weather conditions.


Friday, January 12th - 8:00 AM

Crews finished salting all roads late last night.  Response to this event has been closed out.

Thursday, January 11th - 3:30 PM

Crews have been salting Posted Snow Routes and hills since the noon hour, and have begun salting residential roads.

Untreated residential roads, parking lots, sidewalks and driveways are likely to be slick when you head home or out this evening.  Remember to walk like a duck (or on grass when possible) and to drive slower than you would under normal weather conditions.  It can take up to three times longer to stop on snow and ice.

Crews expect to complete salt applications on residential roads late this evening, and will continue monitoring conditions and spot treating major thoroughfares as needed.​ Should a predicted band of snow arrive yet this evening, the plan will change slightly re-focusing efforts on Posted Snow Routes and then returning to residential roads.​

Thursday, January 11th - Noon

The chance of freezing rain has increased slightly since this morning. Crews have been sent out to monitor road conditions and apply salt as needed. The chance of rain, freezing rain and sleet will remain present through 4pm today, Thursday, January 11th. There is also a chance for light snow following this batch of precipitation.

Motorists are advised to take it slow, and to increase their following distance when travelling this afternoon. Conditions could become slick. 

Thursday, January 11th - 7:30 AM

The National Weather Service is calling for a wintry mix for the late afternoon commute.  The area could see periods of rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow between 2pm and 5pm today, Thursday, January 11th. While pavement temperatures will keep much of what we receive from sticking, conditions could become slick as this system passes through, and into the evening due to dropping temperatures.

Crews are prepared to respond as needed to this event.

If you must travel, please drive with caution this afternoon and through the overnight. Do not expect to drive as you would under normal weather conditions.  Increase your following distance.

Wednesday, January 10th - 10:00 AM

Public Works crews will be picking up snow piles in Downtown Davenport between 12am, Thursday, January 11th and 6am, Thursday, January 11th. 

A Snow Emergency is not being declared, rather Temporary No Parking will go into effect at the locations snow piles are to be removed, as noted on the map below.  Vehicles parked in Temporary No Parking spots will be towed if parked illegally in Temporary No Parking areas.

As an alternative to on-street parking, residents and visitors to Downtown Davenport may park for free in any one of the city’s three parking ramps beginning at 5pm, Wednesday, January 10th through 7am, Thursday, January 11th.
Map indicating areas where temporary no parking will be placed on 1/11/18


Monday, January 8th - 8:00 AM

Crews finished salting all roads early this morning.  While temperatures will drop slightly during the daytime, sunshine today and warmer temperatures in the evening should prevent refreezing throughout the day and overnight.

Report slicks spots that may develop electronically at https://yourgov.cartegraph.com/.


Sunday, January 7th - 5:00 PM

The possibility of slick roads will continue into the early evening, and possibly overnight, due to light precipitation combined with air and pavement temperatures hovering freezing.

Crews have been and will continue to spot treat slick areas and hills with salt until conditions subside. Focus will be on Posted Snow Routes before residential areas to ensure mobility throughout the city and support public safety.

Sidewalks, residential roads and other less traveled areas are more likely to be slick because they are less traveled and may not have been treated with salt.

Please drive with caution through the overnight if you must travel. Do not expect to drive as you would under normal weather conditions.  Increase your following distance.​


Sunday, January 7th - 11:00 AM

National Weather Service reports “Patchy areas of light sleet, freezing rain and snow will be possible through 3 PM. This may make area roadways slick in some locations. Precipitation amounts will be very light with some places staying dry. Motorists are urged to slow down when encountering any wet roadways and plan for winter driving conditions as temperatures will stay below freezing.”

Crews have been called in to respond to conditions as they arrive.

Remember to take it slow out there this afternoon.

Sunday, December 31st -10:30 AM

Crews completed plowing and salting Posted Snow Routes.

Sunday, December 31st - 5:30 AM

Public Works crews were called back in a few hours ago to clear new snow that began falling earlier this morning.  Roads could be slick as you head out this morning.

Staff will continue plowing and salting Posted Snow Routes until they are clear.

According to the National Weather Service, it is not likely snow will continue after 6am.

Plowing and salting will not occur on residential roads for this approximately ¼” snow event.


Saturday, December 30th - 3:30 PM


Crews have completed plowing and salting Posted Snow Routes and residential road's following Friday's snow event.

Saturday, December 30th - 7:30 AM

The current Snow Emergency will expire at 8am.  Crews finished plowing and salting Posted Snow Routes earlier this morning and have switched focus to clearing residential roads.  Crews anticipate completing residential roads by late this evening, Saturday, December 30th.

Please park off-street when you are able, especially on narrower streets. Parking off-street helps crews to clear roads more safely and efficiently.

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory and Warning through Tuesday January 2nd.  If you plan to to shovel today or over the weekend, be advised that temperatures, with wind chill factored in, will be dangerously low between -15 and -30 degrees.  Dress for extreme cold: 3+ layers including a wind/water proof layer and an insulating layer on your upper body, 1 to 2+ layers on your lower body, gloves, warm hat, face mask, and water proof footwear.

To encourage off-street parking in the Downtown on this holiday weekend, and to allow crews to clear roads more effectively, free parking in all three of the city’s parking ramps is being extended through New Year’s Day, January 1st. Parking rates will apply beginning Tuesday, January 2nd.

If you must go out, please continue to exercise caution. Slick spots, blowing and drifting are possible throughout the weekend.

For more information on Posted Snow Routes, snow response, or to sign-up for notification when a Snow Emergency is declared, visit www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/winter.


Friday, December 29th - 5:30 PM

Snowfall is expected to continue off and on through 6pm, and possibly as late as 10pm this evening.

The current Snow Emergency will remain in effect through 8am, Saturday, December 30th.  Please be reminded vehicles parked on Posted Snow Routes during a Snow Emergency will be ticketed and towed.

To ensure mobility throughout the city and to support public safety, crews will remain focused on clearing Posted Snow Routes until they are clear before removal takes place on residential roads.

At this time crews anticipate entering residential areas early Saturday morning.  Please park off-street in these areas when you are able, especially on narrower streets. Parking off-street helps crews to clear roads more safely and efficiently.

Residents should consider clearing sidewalks to the extent possible this evening, as the temperature for Saturday, with wind chill factored in, will be between -10 and -23 degrees.

To encourage off-street parking in the Downtown on this holiday weekend, and to allow crews to clear roads more effectively, free parking in all three of the city’s parking ramps is being extended through 10am, Sunday, December 31st.

If you must go out, please continue to exercise caution.  Do not expect to drive as you would in normal weather conditions. It can take three times longer to stop on snow and ice.

For more information on Posted Snow Routes, snow response, or to sign-up for notification when a Snow Emergency is declared, visit www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/winter. ​

Friday, December 29th - Noon

A Snow Emergency is in effect through 8am, Saturday, December 30th.  Parking on Posted Snow Routes is prohibited during active Snow Emergencies.  Vehicles parked on Posted Snow Routes will be ticketed and towed.

Please drive with caution through the evening.  Snow is expected to continue falling at rates of a ½” or more per hour through the evening.

Crews will be providing continuous coverage on Posted Snow Routes until they are clear before removal takes place on residential roads. Priority is placed on Posted Snow Routes to help ensure mobility throughout the city and support public safety, especially on: highly trafficked roads, roads near hospitals and schools, hills and routes that serve both public and school transportation services.

For more information on Posted Snow Routes, snow response, or to sign-up for notification when a Snow Emergency is declared, visit www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/winter. ​

Friday, December 29th - 8:30 AM

Crews completed plowing and salting Posted Snow Routes following Thursday’s event at 8pm last night and are prepared to respond to today’s second batch of snow as it arrives.

Please be reminded a Snow Emergency will go into effect at Noon, today, Friday, December 29th and will remain in effect through 8am, Saturday, December 30th.  Parking on Posted Snow Routes during a Snow Emergency is prohibited.  Vehicles parked on Posted Snow Routes will be ticketed and towed. Residents and visitors to the Downtown may park for free in all three of the City’s parking ramps beginning at Noon, Friday, December 29th through 8am, Saturday, December 30th.

According to the National Weather Service forecast the area could receive as much as 5 inches of snow today.  There is a chance snow could arrive as early as 9am this morning, however the bulk of the snow is expected to fall between 11am and 6pm today.

Roads could become covered quickly this afternoon.  Please do not expect to drive as you would under normal weather conditions.

Visit www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/winter for more information and tips.

Thursday, December 28th - 2:00 PM

Current snowfall has been on again, off again throughout the day.  Crews will continue plowing and salting Posted Snow Routes until snow ceases early this evening, Thursday, December 28th.  The bigger news is that we expect to see another 2 to 3 inches of snow in a short period of time tomorrow, Friday, December 29th.  Public Works is declaring a Snow Emergency for Friday’s event based on predicted conditions.

A Snow Emergency will go into effect beginning at Noon, Friday, December 29th through 8am, Saturday, December 30th for the next anticipated round of snow. Parking on Posted Snow Routes during a Snow Emergency is prohibited.  Vehicles parked on Posted Snow Routes during an active Snow Emergency will be ticketed and towed.  As an alternative, residents and visitors to the Downtown can park for free in any of the City’s three parking ramps beginning at Noon, Friday, December 29th through 8am, Saturday, December 30th.

Please park off-street when possible on all other roads. Parking off-street helps crews clear roads more safely and efficiently.

Slick spots may develop as these events pass through. Please increase your following distance and take your time when traveling today and tomorrow.   Do not expect to drive as you would under normal weather conditions.

Wednesday, December 27th - 1:00 PM

There is a chance for another round of snow to arrive around midnight Thursday, December 28th.

The current National Weather Service forecast indicates we could see as much as six tenths of an inch between midnight and 6am, with a slight chance for an additional three tenths of an inch between 6am and 5pm, Thursday.

Crews applied salt brine to primary posted snow routes and hills today in preparation for forecasted snow.

Slick spots are possible during the morning commute.  Please increase your following distance and take your time when traveling tomorrow morning.

Crews are prepared to respond as needed to predicted conditions.

Monday, December 25th - 7:00 AM

Crews are not plowing or salting at this time.  Response to this event has been closed out.

Sunday, December 24th - 5:00 PM

Crews have finished plowing and salting Posted Snow Routes and have begun plowing and salting residential roads. Staff anticipates all plowing and salting will be complete sometime in the overnight.

Please:

  • Park off-street when possible, especially on narrower streets. Parking off-street will allow crews to clear roads more safely and effectively.
  • Be reminded to shovel sidewalks for pedestrian safety. Consider helping a neighbor away for the holiday or a neighbor in need of assistance, by shoveling their sidewalk in this season of giving.​

Sunday, December 24th - 11:00 AM

Snow is beginning to taper off.  Crews will remain focused on clearing Posted Snow Routes through the late afternoon/early evening.  Once Posted Snow Routes are clear, crews will refocus efforts on clearing residential roads.

Residents are encouraged to park-off street whenever possible to help us clear roads more safely and efficiently.

Please use caution when driving and increase your following distance.  Do not expect to drive as you would under normal weather conditions.

For more information and tips, or to sign-up to receive notification when a Snow Emergency is declared, visit www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/winter.​

Sunday, December 24th - 6:00 AM

Predicted snow has arrived. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 3pm this afternoon, Sunday, December 24th.  The National Weather Service forecast indicates the area will receive light to moderate snow throughout the morning, tapering off around 1pm.  Expected snow totals are 2 to 2.5 inches. Roads could become slick at times.

Public Works crews have been called in to begin response to this event.

Based on currently predicted conditions, Public Works does not anticipate declaring a snow emergency at this time.

Please remember to drive with caution and increase your following distance. Do not expect to drive as you would during normal weather conditions.

Residents are encouraged to park-off street whenever possible to help us clear roads more safely and efficiently.  Please be reminded the level of service we are able to provide is dependent on residents parking off-street.

Thursday, December 21st - 2:30 PM

There is a slight chance of freezing rain and snow as we head into the holiday weekend.

The current National Weather Service forecast indicates there is a slight chance we will receive freezing rain between 11pm this evening, Thursday, December 21st and 5am, Friday December 22nd.  In addition the area has a chance to receive minor snowfall on Sunday, December 24th; Monday, December 25th; and Tuesday, December 26th.

Crews will be pre-treating major thoroughfares with salt brine on Friday, December 22nd in preparation of predicted snow, and are prepared to respond as needed to snow and ice conditions that may arrive.

If conditions do arrive, please remember to drive with caution and increase your following distance when traveling during active snow and ice events.  It can take up to three times as long to stop in snow and ice.

Find other winter weather driving tips and snow response information on our website,  www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/snow.  The website also features links to sign-up for phone, text, or e-mail notification when a snow emergency is declared.

Saturday, December 9th - Noon

​Close Snow Event.  No response required.

Friday, December 8th - 4pm

There is a slight chance of snow this evening into the early morning.  While there is only a slight chance, this a good opportunity for crews to warm up winter weather response skills and to remind everyone to drive with caution when the snow starts to fly.  Conditions can quickly turn and become slick during any winter weather event.  When the snow starts to accumulate, remember to drive with caution and to increase your following distance; do not expect to drive as you would during normal weather conditions.

In advance of this event, crews applied brine to posted snow routes in preparation for possible snow, and to provide training on brine application for new employees.

Crews are prepared to respond as needed.

For more information on snow response, parking restrictions and more visit http://www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/snow.