The Worst of it is Over…for Now…and the Cleanup Begins

The snowfall and high winds have been replaced, at least for now, by sunshine and higher temperatures…but that doesn’t mean the remnants of our most recent storm are not still causing problems in the Cedar Valley, the Corridor, and elsewhere in eastern Iowa.

Two of our biggest cities…Waterloo and Cedar Rapids…have declared snow emergencies.  In Waterloo, that means you should get your vehicles off the street, especially on the designated snow routes, and the 48-hour parking violation ordinance will be enforced.   In the downtown, the snow removal begins tonight(Wed) and will continue into tomorrow(Thur), but there’s free parking available in the ramps on West 5th, Commercial and East Park, until Friday morning at 7.  Downtown parking meters, if the street has already been cleared, won’t be enforced until Friday morning at 5.

In Cedar Rapids, the snow emergency will be in effect until tomorrow(Thur) afternoon at 5.   If you’re parked on a designated snow route, you may be ticketed and your car may be towed.   And the City of Cedar Rapids is asking all residents to follow the odd/even parking  rule through tomorrow(Thur).