Snow is Coming. Here are Some Reminders.
With snow in the forecast, it’s time for the annual reminders about snow emergencies and other snow procedures.
Street and Trail Clearing
Every winter storm is different, and our crews work to clear streets and trails quickly and effectively based on the current conditions and best information available using a variety of tools and techniques. Air temperatures, the amounts of snow or ice, the predicted conditions and timing all impact how our crews work. During winter conditions, avoid unnecessary travel, build extra travel time into your schedule and travel with extra care.
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 northlibertyiowa.org/snow.
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.