A Snow Emergency has been declared for the city of Davenport. The Snow Emergency will go into effect at 8pm, Monday, January 20th and is set to expire at 5am, Tuesday, January 21st. Parking on Posted Snow Routes is prohibited when a Snow Emergency has been declared. Parking off street when possible during any snow/ice event is always recommended to help crews provide better service.
Parking During a Snow Emergency:
Parking on Posted Snow Routes is prohibited when a Snow Emergency has been declared. Vehicles parked on a Posted Snow Routes during a Snow Emergency may be subject to ticketing and towing.
Parking in the Downtown Parking Ramps is free during a Snow Emergency.
In order to help crews provide better service, we encourage all other residents 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.
Sidewalk Snow Removal:
For pedestrian safety, residents are reminded that snow and ice must be cleared within 10 hours of the cessation of a snow/ice event. When a sidewalk has not been cleared within the allotted time, the city may clear the sidewalk and bill the property owner without advance notice. Please refer to the Sidewalk Snow Removal link above for more information.
Residents in need of assistance with sidewalk snow and ice removal should refer to the Snow Angel Program link above.
Residents interested in helping a neighbor in need of assistance with snow and ice removal can learn how to become a Snow Angel at the program link above.
As a result of plowing activities, windrowing or plowing shut or along private driveways and sidewalks may occur on Posted Snow Routes and in residential areas. The extent of windrowing is dependent on the magnitude of the event and any given area's geography, street width, vehicular parking and other conditions, such as cul-de-sacs, that affect the area being plowed. Crews attempt to minimize windrowing whenever conditions allow them to do so; however, windrowing is often unavoidable.
The objective of the city's Snow and Ice Control Plan is to maintain street surfaces (over 950 miles) and municipal access points sufficiently free of ice, snow or slush to allow reasonable and safe traffic within the city. The city cannot clear snow pushed into a private driveway (over 10,000) or onto sidewalks as a result of plowing activities, refer to Municipal Code 12.56.
To minimize the impacts of windrowing, residents removing snow from their driveway should place snow removed with the flow of traffic. For example, if your are on a North/South street and the traffic on your side of the street travels South, place the snow on the South side of your driveway. This will reduce the volume of snow being pushed into your driveway.
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