When the white stuff starts to fall in Iowa City – this is what you need to remember:
1.) Snow plow priority
Snow plows are dispatched when snow or ice creates slippery road conditions. The City prioritizes plowing based on how often streets are used, focusing first on main thoroughfares and bus routes. To see where your street ranks, view the snow route map at www.icgov.org/plowing.
2.) Clear your sidewalks
Iowa City sidewalks must be cleared with 24-hours of a one-inch or greater snowfall, or after any ice accumulation. Residents who do not remove snow and ice may be fined upwards of $100. When you get to the end of your sidewalk, please shovel a few extra feet to clear the crosswalks and curb ramps if you are able. Snow and ice free curb ramps are needed to keep sidewalks accessible to everyone, especially for pedestrians with limited mobility. More details and information about how to report snowy sidewalks is at www.icgov.org/PropertyManagement.
3.) Sign up for Snow Emergency Alerts
The Snow Emergency Ordinance is used to limit on-street parking during extreme winter storms. Vehicles that remain on the street during the 48-hour event face ticket, towing, and storage costs. Never miss a notice: sign up for snow alerts at www.icgov.org/subscribe, and learn more about snow emergencies at www.icgov.org/snow.