Snow emergencies have been extended in several Quad Cities.
Which means you've got to watch where you park your cars.
A second snow emergency in Davenport is now in effect for the downtown and Hilltop campus areas, until 6am Thursday.
In Rock Island, drivers can risk getting a ticket if they park on marked snow routes.
If they stay parked through Thursday, they will be towed.
So a couple of big questions…
What calls for a snow emergency?
And where do you park the car?
We show you the signs to look out for.
Before you park your car, and shut the door,
Check to make sure there isn't a sign posted on the street that essentially says if there's a snow emergency, don't park here.
Rock Island, and Moline all have a snow emergency in effect.
But some people we talked to said it's really a guessing game when trying to figure it out.
"The signs are very vague, so it's hard to tell when you can or can't park," said William Erklin.
"I saw that none of the cars were parked on the street, so I followed suit," said Bob Erwin.
Marcella Turner learned the hard way.
"My car got towed because of a snow emergency."
You can check city web sites, but people said that's not enough.
"There's really no way they get the word out," said Erwin.
So here's a rule of thumb to help with any confusion.
"Anything over two inches, you're not allowed to park on the street of the signs are posted," said Brandon Pannel of Moline Public Works.
Public works said this warning is necessary when the snow is piling up.
"We can't get curb to curb on the streets. The snow is a foot or two away from the curb, cars are parked further and further on the roads, so if we keep getting more snow like we have, we're going to be a couple feet away from the curb."
In Davenport, you can park in the three downtown ramps for free during snow emergencies.
As for Moline, public works said this.
"When your streets clean, you know you can park back out on the street."
And Marcella Turner said she'll be...
"Trying to find a parking spot, so I don't get a violation."
If you risk it, you could get a parking ticket or worse yet, your car towed.
That gives you even more reason to watch CBS 4 News.
You can get the very latest cancellations
As well as road conditions on both sides of the river,
Also, airport info at Quad City International and elsewhere.
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