Reminders for snow and winter weather

With winter weather in the the forecast, the City of North Liberty wants to reminds residents about snow emergencies and other snow procedures.

Snow Emergencies

Snow emergencies go into effect automatically when there is two inches of snowfall or when one is declared by city administration. The goal of the city’s snow ordinance is to allow North Liberty’s streets to be cleared efficiently, so travel is safer and melting snow can drain quickly.

When a snow emergency is in effect, on-street parking is prohibited; cars can be ticketed every 12 hours or towed.

The city will notify residents of declared snow emergencies by posting on the city website, its Facebook page and its Twitter profile. It will also appear on NLTV, available in North Liberty on Mediacom’s channel 5 or South Slope’s channel 268, and other local stations and news outlets.

Residents can assist by removing cars, trailers, basketball hoops and other items from street and the right of way between the street and the sidewalk.

You can read find more information about snow emergencies at


Residents and property owners are reminded to they are required to clear their sidewalks within 48 hours of a snowfall.

Fire Hydrants and Storm Drains 

Please consider clearing around storm drains, to help prevent ice dams, and fire hydrants, to allow critical unimpeded access in the event of a fire.

Library and Recreation Programs

In the event of extreme weather, some programming may be postponed or cancelled. Information about cancellations will be posted on the City of North Liberty’s website.

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