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2019/2020 Snow and Ice Event Response

2019/2020 Snow and Ice Event Response
Posted on 02/24/2020
2019/2020 Snow and Ice Event Response

Mon Feb 24 - 4:00 PM

Early reports of significant snow have been revised down to one to two inches of snow starting Tue Feb 25 into Wed morning.  

A snow emergency will not be declared unless the forecast changes to higher amounts; however, we encourage everyone to park off-street when they are able. Parking off-street helps crews clear roads more efficiently and safely, and helps you avoid being plowed in.  Remember, crews will clear posted snow routes before residential streets.  This helps to ensure travel throughout the city.

Remember to take it slow on ice and snow.

Thu Feb 13 - 3:00 PM

Crews finished clearing Posted Snow Routes and making a pass on residential roads.

Thu Feb 13 - 6:00 AM

Roads are slick!  Snow came down quickly early this morning and should end by 7 am Thu Feb 13.  Temperatures will only drop from here, reaching -15 degrees by 10 am.  Give yourself a little extra time for the morning commute and dress in layers. 

Crews are clearing Posted Snow Routes at this time.  In between periods of snow last night, teams did make a pass with salt on residential hills and some roads before returning to Posted Snow Routes.

Crews will make a pass on residential roads with salt after Posted Snow Routes are clear later this morning. Plowing will not occur on residential streets due to the temperature.  Salt applications on residential roads will promote melting on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with sun and warmer temperatures in the forecast.  Expect slick road conditions on residential streets until melting can occur this weekend.

Expect sub-zero temperatures through Friday afternoon.  Limit time outdoors.

Find weather links and other winter weather tips at davenportiowa.com/winter

Wed Feb 12 - 5:00 PM

Don’t trust the road’s appearance. While previously applied brine and pavement temperatures are melting for the most part, spotty glazing/slick spots are developing. Crews are out and will be treating or clearing roads as snow continues and the night progresses.  Take It Slow.


Wed Feb 12 - 6:00 AM

Snowfall totals have been revised down to 1 to 2 inches, enough to cause slick conditions beginning around 3 pm, today, Wed Feb 12. Snow is expected to fall through the overnight hours and be accompanied by brisk winds and falling temperatures.

A snow emergency is not being declared; however we encourage everyone to park off-street when they are able. Parking off-street helps crews clear roads more efficiently and safely, and helps you avoid being plowed in.  Remember, crews will clear posted snow routes before residential roads.  This helps to ensure travel throughout the city.

If you are out and about later Wed and on Thu, give yourself a little extra time and following distance.  Shoveling early and dressing in layers is also encouraged, as temperatures will drop throughout the day Thu.

Tue Feb 11 - 3:30 PM

The current National Weather Service forecast indicates the area will receive around 3 inches of snow beginning around 1pm, tomorrow, Wed Feb 12, and last through Thu morning.  The afternoon commute tomorrow could be slick!

Because of some uncertainty in snowfall totals, the City will wait until the forecast firms up tomorrow morning before deciding on whether to call a Snow Emergency or not.

Remember - a City “snow emergency” is not a weather report or travel advisory. It’s a notice to NOT PARK on posted snow routes. Not only do parked cars present safety hazards but they hinder efficient plowing operations, and even a few inches of snow can trap parked cars. No one wants that.

Stay tuned for more details tomorrow.

Sun Feb 9 - 12:30 PM

Crews have concluded response to this event.

Sun Feb 9 - 10:00 AM

A small crew has been called in to address icing that is occurring on some of our outlying streets exposed to wind and lighter traffic. Teams will respond as needed to arriving conditions.  Light snow/sleet/ice expected to taper off around noon.

Stay safe out there.  Black ice is possible.

Fri Feb 7 - 1:00 PM

The area could receive around ½ to 1 inch of snow Sunday morning according to the National Weather Service forecast.  Crews applied brine today in preparation for the possibility of snow, and will respond as needed based on arriving conditions.

Thu Feb 6 - 8:30 AM
Crews finishes response to this event.

Thu Feb 6 - 5:30 AM

Salt brine applications did a great job of melting much of the snow that fell early this morning.  Crews are spot-checking and treating Posted Snow Routes with snow cover.  Slick spots are possible during the earlier morning commute. 

Crews will return to normal operations in an hour or so, after spot treating is complete.

Tue Feb 4 - 2:00 PM

Public Works crews applied brine today, and will finish applying brine tomorrow, to all Posted Snow Routes in preparation for possible snow Wed afternoon into Wed night.  One to three inches of snow is possible. 

Crews are prepared to respond when the snow starts to fly.

Mon Jan 27th - 6:30 AM

Crews finished Downtown and Hilltop Campus snow removal and hauling.  This concludes response to recent snow events. 

Sun Jan 26th - 8:00 AM

A 2nd Snow Emergency specific to the Downtown and Hilltop Campus areas will go into effect beginning at 9p this evening, Sun Jan 26 through 6a Mon Jan 27.  This 2nd Snow Emergency is specific to this area to allow for removal of accumulated snow in the right-of-way. Residents and visitors to the Downtown may park for free in the city’s ramps through 8a Mon Jan 27.

Find details on the 2nd Snow Emergency routes and other winter weather related tips and information at www.davenportiowa.com/winter.

Sat Jan 25th - 7:30 AM

Crews will be spot checking and clearing all roads through the afternoon.  

Fri Jan 24th - 11:00 AM

The current Snow Emergency has been cancelled.  Crews have started clearing residential roads and will likely be clearing those roads through the evening and possibly overnight.

Spotty snow showers remain possible throughout the day today and Sat.  Crews will switch focus to Posted Snow Routes when this occurs, and then return to residential roads.

A 2nd Snow Emergency specific to the Downtown and Hilltop Campus areas will go into effect beginning at 9p Sun Jan 26 through 6a Mon Jan 27.  This 2nd Snow Emergency is specific to this area to allow for removal of accumulated snow in the right-of-way. Residents and visitors to the Downtown may park for free in the city’s ramps through 8a Mon Jan 27.  The text, phone or e-mail alert for this emergency will be issued on Sun Jan 26 at Noon as a reminder.

Please park off-street on residential roads to avoid being plowed in.  Parking off-street also helps crews clear roads more safely and efficiently.

This is a pretty wet snow.  Take frequent breaks, and push instead of lifting snow when shoveling. If you have a neighbor who has been ill, away or who is less able, lend them a hand if you can.

For links to the National Weather Service and other winter weather tips and information visit www.davenportiowa.com/winter


Fri Jan 24th - 6:00 AM

Public Works crews are clearing Posted Snow Routes at this time.  Slick roads are possible through the morning commute. 

Yesterday’s forecast has changed.  Snow may taper off this morning and be followed by rain and warm temps and then another minor chance for snow.  Stay tuned for updates later this morning for the status on clearing activities, where our plows will be, as well as the current Snow Emergency.

Expect slick conditions on side streets.


Thu Jan 23rd - 10:00 AM

The National Weather Service forecast indicates we could see another three inches of snow through Saturday.  A Snow Emergency is being Declared based on current and predicted conditions. The Snow Emergency will be in effect beginning at 8p tonight, Thu Jan 23 through 4p Sat Jan 25.

Parking on Posted Snow Routes is prohibited when a Snow Emergency is in effect. With over 1,200 tickets being issued during the last two snow emergencies, city staff will be increasing enforcement, expect towing to occur in addition to a ticket. Residents and visitors to the Downtown are encouraged to park in the city’s ramps for free to avoid a ticket. Parking will be free in the city’s ramps beginning at 3p today, Thu Jan 23 through 8a Mon Jan 27.

The current snow event will taper off for a short period before another round of snow arrives later tonight. Snow is expected to taper off again late Fri. Snow remains possible through Sat afternoon.

Due to accumulations, a Downtown pickup of snow and Downtown/Hilltop Campus Snow Emergency is also scheduled to begin Sun Jan 26 at 9p through Mon Jan 27 at 6a.

When not on Posted Snow Routes, crews will be making a pass on residential roads with a plow and salt today. Warming temperatures and salt today should help with melting of current snowpack.

Thu Jan 23rd - 6:00 AM

Crews are clearing Posted Snow Routes. Snow may end temporarily by mid-day before picking back up later this evening, Thu Jan 23. Up to three additional inches of snow is possible through Fri night.

Some melting, prior snowpack, and new snow will keep side streets a little slick in the short-term. Be aware and take it slow.

Park off-street when possible, especially on Posted Snow Routes.  Parking off-street helps crews clear roads more safely and efficiently.

Shovel sidewalks between events to promote pedestrian safety. 

Public Works is also monitoring river and creek conditions for rises related to ice flows.  S Concord is closed between River Dr and Utah due to water over the road as a result of river level and ice flow.

More links and information at www.davenportiowa.com/winter

Tue Jan 21st - 2:00 PM

There is a long duration, low accumulation snow event possible beginning 11a Wed Jan 22, continuing through the weekend. Accumulations could range between one and three inches over the next three-day period. 

Crews will be out when the snow starts to fly. A Snow Emergency is not anticipated at this time; however, we encourage parking off streets when possible during snow events. Parking off-street keeps you from being plowed in and helps our crews clear roads more safely and efficiently.

Remember to Take It Slow on Ice and Snow. 

Sun Jan 19th - 7:00 AM

Crews finished clearing all roads around 1A this morning, Sun Jan 19.  

A wind chill advisory is in place through Noon today.  Dress in layers and limit time outside. 

Sat Jan 18th - 4:00 PM

Crews should finish plowing and salting all roads early Sunday morning. Limit time outdoors and dress in layers if you go out tonight and tomorrow.

Please park off-street on residential roads or coordinate with neighbors to park on one-side through Sun morning. Parking off-streets prevents you from being plowed in, improves access for emergency vehicles, and helps crews clear roads more safely and efficiently.

The current Snow Emergency for Posted Snow Routes expires at 5p tonight, Sat Jan 18. Downtown residents and visitors may park for free in any of the City’s parking ramps through 8a Sun.

Sat Jan 18th - 6:00 AM

Temperatures will drop quickly today, Sat Jan 18, reaching 7 below zero with wind chill by 4p and possibly -21 overnight tonight.

Crews were in residential areas for a portion of the overnight but have returned focus to Posted Snow Routes due to the return of freezing rain and snow. Snow is expected to end by mid-morning. Crews should return to residential roads later today. Please park off-street on residential roads or coordinate with neighbors to park on one-side later today through Sunday morning. Parking off-streets prevents you from being plowed in, improves access for emergency vehicles, and helps crews clear roads more safely and efficiently.

As a reminder, a Snow Emergency remains in effect through 5p this afternoon, Sat Jan 18. Downtown residents and visitors may park for free in any of the city’s parking ramps through 8a Sun Jan 19.

Dress in layers if you go out later today and Sunday.

Shoveling sidewalks before the temperatures drop will make it easier. Take frequent breaks when shoveling. Snow is heavy and wet, try pushing the snow instead of lifting it. If you have a neighbor who has been ill, away or who is less able, lend them a hand if you can.

Slick spots are possible. Take it slow when there is ice and snow.

NOTE:  All Saturday Jr Theatre theatre and dance classes are cancelled.

Fri Jan 17th - 5:30 PM

Snow came down quickly.  Crews will be clearing Posted Snow Routes through the night.   Snow is expected to come to an end, but be followed by sleet and freezing rain, before transitioning back to snow tomorrow. 
 
Drive with caution if you must go out.

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Fri Jan 17th - 1:00 PM

Crews are plowing and salting Posted Snow Routes in response to this event.

Fri Jan 17th - 6:00 AM

A Snow Emergency is in effect beginning 10a today, Fri Jan 17 through 5p Sat Jan 18. Vehicles parked on Posted Snow Routes during a Snow Emergency may be ticketed and towed. Residents and visitors to the Downtown are encouraged to park for free in the City’s parking ramps through 8a Sun Jan 19 to avoid ticket and tow.

Crews will respond when snow arrives. Posted Snow Routes will be cleared before entering residential areas. Focus is placed on Posted Snow Routes to help ensure travel across the City.

Be advised this event is expected to start as snow and transition to sleet/freezing rain. Travel conditions could be hazardous. Give yourself a little extra time when traveling. Remember to Take It Slow on Ice and Snow and to increase your following distance.

Downed trees and power lines are possible with this event.  Report power outages to MidAmerican Energy at 1.888.427.5632.  Downed trees in the traveled right-of-way should be reported to Public Works at 563.326.7923.

Subscribers to alerts will receive notice at 8:30a this morning, Fri Jan 17.

Thu Jan 16th - 1:30 PM

A Snow Emergency is being declared effective 10a Fri Jan 17 through 5p Sat Jan 18, based on the current National Weather Service forecast. Snow is predicted to arrive mid-day Fri Jan 17th.  Snow is then expected to transition to freezing rain, rain, and then back to snow before Noon on Sat.  Temperatures below freezing and high winds are also expected.

Travel conditions will likely be slick Friday into Saturday.

Dress in layers if you go out, and make sure your furry family members stay warm.   

Crews are prepared to respond. 

Residents and visitors to the Downtown are encouraged to park for free in the City’s parking ramps to avoid a ticket and tow.  The ramps will be free beginning 5p Thu Jan 16 through 8a Sun Jan 19.

Additional information will be released Fri morning as more is known about this event.

We will send text, phone, and e-mail alerts out to subscribers on Fri morning at 8:30a.  

Find links to the National Weather Service tools, hourly forecast, and other weather-related information on our website www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/winter.


Wed Jan 15th - Noon

Response to this event has concluded. 

Wed Jan 15th - 9:00 AM

Public Works crews are making a pass with salt on residential roads and will be spot treating Posted Snow Routes throughout the morning. 

Solid waste will be collected today; however, collection is on a two hour late start due to road conditions. If your regular collection is today, collection may occur later than normal.

Stay safe.  Take It Slow When there is Ice and Snow.  Walk like a penguin on those sidewalks and parking lots.

Be aware there is potential for another winter event late Thursday and Friday.


Wed Jan 15th - 6:00 AM

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until Noon today, Wed Jan 15. Light freezing rain/mist is possible through the morning hours.  Travel with caution this morning.  Expect slick conditions.  Take it slow and increase your following distance.

Crews are applying salt to Posted Snow Routes at this time.

Expect sidewalks, driveways, parking lots and less traveled roads to be slippery. Remember to walk like a penguin:

- Extend your arms to keep balance,

- Keep hands out of your pockets,

- Spread your feet out slightly like a penguin,

- Walk flat-footed and take short steps,

- And take it slow.


Tue Jan 14th - 1:30 PM

The National Weather Service reports there is a chance for freezing rain tomorrow morning, Wed Jan 15 between 3 am and 8 am.  Travel conditions could be slick. Be prepared, stay safe, and remember to Take It Slow When there is Ice and Snow.

Crews will respond as needed to conditions.

Sun Jan 12th - 6:00 AM

Public Works crews finished clearing Posted Snow Routes and treated residential hills and intersections earlier this morning. Residential roads will not be cleared due to limited accumulation and melting in the forecast today and tomorrow.

A possibility of another trace to one-half inch of snow is in the forecast for later this evening. Crews will return to clear Posted Snow Routes as needed if snow arrives.

The Snow Emergency has been lifted. Residents and visitors to the Downtown may still park for free in the ramps through 10 AM this morning Sun Jan 12.

Residential roads and sidewalks could be slick today. Drive according to conditions.​


Sat Jan 11th - 4:30 PM

It has been a mixed bag of weather the past day. According to the National Weather Service, one-half to one inch of snow remains possible through later this evening.

After treating Posted Snow Routes and making a pass with salt on residential roads today, crews have returned focus to Posted Snow Routes and arriving snow.

Salt and pavement temperatures are keeping things from freezing; however, there is potential for refreezing overnight, especially on less-traveled roads, sidewalks, and bridge decks.  Crews will continue response as needed.

Slick spots remain possible through Sunday. Please drive with caution if you are out.


Sat Jan 11th - 6:00 AM

Crews were called in last night to begin response to arriving ice/sleet and are continuing to spot treat roads for icing. Precipitation has not fallen quite as expected; however, we are not out of the woods. Freezing rain remains possible through 7 am. Snow is expected to arrive shortly after that and continue through the day. Four to five inches of snow is expected.

Travel conditions will be slick. Watch for ice on bridge decks, less-traveled roads, and sidewalks.

The current Snow Emergency remains in effect through 10 am Sun Jan 12. Residents and visitors to the Downtown may park for free in the city’s ramps through 10 am Sun Jan 12.​

Fri Jan 10th - 4:00 PM

The potential for ice and sleet arrives around 8 pm through 4 am. If you must drive, please do so with caution. Roads will be slick.

Snow is expected to arrive early Saturday morning and last throughout the day.

Public Works crews are prepared to respond to predicted weather. Please be reminded response will be focused on Posted Snow Routes to ensure travel across the city before entering residential areas.

A Snow Emergency will go into effect at 10 pm tonight, Fri Jan 10, and is set to expire 10 am Sun Jan 12. Vehicles parked on Posted Snow Routes during a Snow Emergency may be ticketed and towed. 

Residents and visitors to the downtown are encouraged to park for free in the city’s ramps to avoid a ticket and tow. Free parking is available beginning 5 pm Fri Jan 10 through 10 am Sun Jan 12.

Ice and sleet could result in downed power lines and trees. Report downed trees in the road to public works at 563.326.7923. Downed power lines should be reported to MidAmerican Energy at 888.427.5632.

Knowing where the water supply shut-off valve is in your home could mean the difference between significant damage and a little damage in the event of long term power outage. Knowing how to thaw pipes properly could also mean the difference between staying safe and tragedy. Never use an open flame or electrical appliances to thaw frozen water pipes.

Learn more about staying safe in the event of a long-term power outage and other emergency events at www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/prepare.​

Fri Jan 10th - 8:30 AM

A Snow Emergency has been declared effective 10 pm Fri Jan 10 through 10 am Sun Jan 12. Vehicles parked on Posted Snow Routes during a Snow Emergency may be ticketed and towed. Residents and visitors to the downtown are encouraged to park for free in the city’s ramps to avoid a ticket and tow. Free parking is available beginning 5 pm Fri Jan 10 through 10 am Sun Jan 12.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Warning effective 6 pm this evening, Fri Jan 10 through 12 am Sun 12th. The current forecast indicates the area could see ice and sleet beginning around 8 pm this evening and lasting through 5 am Sat. Ice and sleet will be followed by snow. Four or more inches of snow is expected to fall throughout the day, Sat, ending late Sat evening.

Downed trees and power outages are possible with this event. To report a downed tree blocking the roadway call public works at 563.326.7923. Call MidAmerican Energy to report downed power lines at 888.427.5632.

Hazardous driving conditions are possible with this event. If you must travel, take your time, increase your following distance, and have an emergency kit on hand.

Do you know how to keep you and your family safe in a power outage? Information on frozen pipes, proper use of generators, and staying warm can be found at www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/prepare.

For other winter weather tips and information visit www.davenportiowa.com/winter

Sat Jan 4th - 6:00 AM

Crews were called in for a brief time early this morning to apply salt to slick spots. Response to this event is complete.

Fri Jan 3rd - 1:30 PM

Snow is likely beginning later this evening Fri Jan 3 and overnight.  Less than one inch of accumulation is expected. 

Public Works is prepared to respond as needed to arriving snow.

If you are out an about overnight take is slow, conditions could be slick at times.

Tue Dec 31st - 11:00 AM

Crews finished clearing slick spots.

Tue Dec 31st - 6:00 AM

This morning’s snowfall, combined with high winds, has resulted in snow-covered roads in portions of the city. Slick spots are possible throughout, especially on side streets.

Public Works crew has been called in to begin salting and plowing Posted Snow Routes and hills as needed.

Travel with caution this morning.

Sun Dec 29th - 2:30 PM

Only in the Midwest -highs in the upper 50’s one day and the possibility of snow the next. 

Just a heads up, there are a few chances for light snow beginning early Mon morning into Tue. Rain transitioning to snow before 6 am Mon could result in slick spots. Please drive according to conditions.

Public Works crews are prepared to respond as needed.

Mon Dec 16th - 10:30 AM

Crews finished salting residential hills.  Response to this event has concluded. 

Mon Dec 16th - 6:00 AM

Snow is out of here.  Crews finished clearing Posted Snow Routes overnight and are currently addressing residential hills.  Public Works crews will not clear residential roads due melting that will occur into the week with sun and warmer temperatures. 

Slick spots are possible on less-traveled roads and bridge decks.

Sun Dec 15th - 3:00 PM

Less than one inch of snow is predicted to arrive this evening and into the overnight. Public Works crews are monitoring weather and prepared to respond as needed. 

Wed Dec 11th - 1:30 PM

Crews have finished plowing and salting. 

Wed Dec 11th - 11:00 AM

Crews will finish plowing and salting Posted Snow Routes after lunch today, Wed Dec 11.  Residential roads will not be cleared due to limited accumulation and melting on Thursday, with temperatures in the 40’s.

Wed Dec 11th - 6:30 AM

Crews were called in earlier this morning to clear Posted Snow Routes.  Snow is expected to end around 9 am.

Slick conditions are likely through the morning.  Take it slow and increase your following distance.

Tue Dec 10th - 8:30 AM

Public Works is applying brine to major roads today, Tue Dec 10, in preparation for the chance of snow overnight.  According to the National Weather Service forecast, one half to one inch of snow is possible beginning at midnight through 9 am Wed Dec 11.

Slick spots are possible during the Wednesday morning commute. Give yourself a little extra time and increase your following distance.

Did you know salt brine can only be applied as pre-treatment when snow is not preceded by rain because rain washes brine treatments away? Public Works uses salt brine whenever the opportunity exists because it is a useful tool in early melting, lessens snow’s ability to bond with the pavement, and reduces overall salt use.

Crews are prepared to respond when snow arrives.

For more information, visit www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/winter.

Tue Nov 12th - 7:00 AM

Crews returned during regular business hours to spot clear and salt roads.  Additional response is not anticipated for this event.

Mon Nov 11th - 6:30 PM

Public Works is concluding response to this event shortly. Posted Snow Routes have been cleared, and crews will finish making a pass with salt on residential roads in the next few hours.

Sun on Tuesday, combined with salt, and warming temperatures into Wednesday should melt any residual snow.

The Snow Emergency and related parking prohibition is expired.  Residents and visitors to the downtown may park in the city’s parking ramps for free through 7 am Tue Nov 12th.

Drive with caution if you travel early on Tuesday. Slick spots will be possible early, especially on bridge decks and less traveled roads.


Mon Nov 11th - 3:00 PM

Crews will finish plowing and salting Posted Snow Routes in a couple of hours. Snow removal efforts will transition to clearing residential roads after snow routes are complete. Please park off residential roads overnight where possible. Parking off-street keeps you from being plowed in and helps crews clear roads more efficiently and safely.

Please be reminded the city begins enforcement of the sidewalk snow removal policy 24 hours after the cessation of snowfall. Consider shoveling walks for a neighbor in need or who may be away.

The parking prohibition on Posted Snow Routes will expire at 10 pm this evening, Mon Nov 11th. Free parking remains available in the city’s parking ramps through 7 am Tue Nov 12th.

Black ice, blowing and drifting snow, and refreezing is possible overnight. Use caution when driving through Tuesday.​


Mon Nov 11th - 6:30 AM

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory. Around two inches of snow has fallen, an additional two inches of snow is expected to fall before noon.

Public Works crews have begun plowing and salting Posted Snow Routes.

A Snow Emergency remains in effect through 10 PM this evening, Mon Nov 11th.  Vehicles parked on Posted Snow Routes may be ticketed and towed. Residents and visitors to the Downtown may park for free in the city’s ramps through 7 AM, Tue Nov 12th.

Do not expect to drive as you would under normal weather conditions. Use caution and increase your following distance if you are out and about this morning.​

Sun Nov 10 - 1:00 PM

Around three inches of snow is expected to fall starting later this evening, Sunday, November 10th. Based on predicted conditions, a Snow Emergency has been declared effective 10 pm Sunday, November 10th through 10 pm Monday, November 11th.

Please be reminded Parking on Posted Snow Routes is prohibited when a Snow Emergency is in effect. Visitors to the downtown may park for free in any one of the city’s three parking ramps beginning at 5 pm Sunday, November 10th through 7 am Tuesday, November 12th.

Slick conditions are possible during the overnight and early morning hours. Take it slow when there is ice and snow.

Crews are prepared to respond when snow arrives.​


Thu Oct 31 - 2:00 PM

Public Works crews have finished clearing posted snow routes and will be spot clearing residential roads through the afternoon.  Slick spots are possible due to refreezing overnight. Less traveled roads, sidewalks and parking lots are most susceptible.

Thu Oct 31 - 6:00 AM

Public Works crews were called in early this morning to begin response to this event. Up to an additional 1.5 inches of snow is expected to fall through Noon, most arriving between 9 am and Noon.

Plowing and salting efforts will be focused on maintaining Posted Snow Routes until after snow ends and routes are clear. 

A Snow Emergency remains in effect through 7 pm this evening, Thu Oct 31. Vehicles parked on Posted Snow Routes may be ticketed and towed. Residents and visitors to the Downtown may park for free in the city’s parking ramps through 7 am Fr Nov 1.

Do not expect to drive as you would under normal weather conditions. Give yourself a little extra time, drive with caution, and increase your following distance.

For more winter-related information and tips, visit www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/winter.


Wed Oct 30 - 8:30 AM

Signs that winter is on the way are showing up this fall.  Our second snowfall of the season could bring around 3 to 5 inches of snow to the area beginning later today.

A Snow Emergency has been declared due to predicted conditions. The Snow Emergency will be in effect from 7pm Wed Oct 30 through 7pm Thu Oct 31. 

The possibility of snow and a rain snow mix are possible after noon today with the bulk of snow expected to fall between 6pm Wed Oct 30 and 6am Thu Oct 31. There is also a potential for snow to linger through tomorrow’s lunch hour.

Vehicles parked on Posted Snow Routes during a Snow Emergency may be ticketed and towed. As an alternative to on-street parking in the Downtown, residents and visitors to the area may park for free in any the city’s parking ramps beginning at 5pm today, Wed Oct 30 through 7am Fri Nov 1.

Accumulating snow from this event will impact travel later this evening and Thursday morning.  Give yourself a little extra time, increase your following distance and drive with caution if you are out late this evening into Thursday morning.

Crews will respond when the snow starts to fly.

Mon Oct 28 - 3:00 PM

The National Weather Service forecast indicates the area is expected to receive snow between 9PM tonight, Mon Oct 28 and 4AM tomorrow, Tue Oct 29.   Less than an inch of snow is expected. 

Snow is not expected to accumulate on roadways, but may accumulate on bridge decks and grassy surfaces.  

More snow is expected to arrive on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

Now is a good time to begin practicing for winter driving.  Take it slow and increase your following distance when there is ice and snow.

Crews are prepared to respond as needed to predicted conditions.