With the season soon changing from fall into winter, we are taking the necessary measures to prepare for more upcoming snow. The City takes your safety seriously, which is why we care about properly clearing the roads. We appreciate your consideration and understanding when a Snow Emergency goes into effect. Your help with moving vehicles to the correct side of the street helps us to more efficiently clear them.
The following is from the City of Muscatine Code. It explains the parking regulations that go into place during a declared Snow Emergency.
Title 7 – Chapter 6 – Snow Emergency Regulations – “Alternate Side of Street” Parking During a Snow Emergency
During a snow emergency, streets that normally permit parking on both sides of the street will be subject to “alternate side of the street” parking. On odd-numbered days of the month, parking is permitted only on the odd-numbered side of the street. Likewise, parking is permitted only on the even-numbered side of the street on even-numbered days.
On all streets where parking is allowed on one side only, if the permitted side (where parking is allowed) is even numbered, vehicles can park on
that side only on even-numbered days. If the permitted side (where parking is allowed) is odd-numbered, vehicles can park on that side only on odd-numbered days. No parking is ever allowed on the side of the street where parking is prohibited by posted sign.
The transition time between the first and second day of a snow emergency is from 12 midnight until 8:00 a.m. Enforcement of the second snow
emergency day does not begin until 8:00 a.m.
Downtown Central Business District (bounded by Mulberry, Third, Mississippi Drive and Pine Streets) is not affected by these new parking rules.
Penalty – Vehicles in violation of these snow emergency regulations may be ticketed and towed. The ticket fee shall be in the amount of $35.00 per
violation and the owner of the vehicle shall also be responsible for applicable towing and storage fees.
We hope this information is helpful for understanding where parking is allowed during a Snow Emergency.
Click here for more information about Snow and Ice Control in the City of Muscatine.
To find out if a Snow Emergency has been declared:
- Check the City of Muscatine Facebook Page
- Check the City of Muscatine Twitter Account
- Go to the City of Muscatine website – an alert will be posted during Snow Emergencies.
- Call the Public Works dedicated phone line at 563-272-2506.
- Stay tuned to local radio, newspapers and MP&W digital TV channel 2 or 10.
- Signs will be posted at various locations in Muscatine.
Again, we thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we work to keep Muscatine’s roads safe during a Snow Emergency!