Due to large snowfall amounts, Waterloo has declared a Snow Emergency until 8AM on Friday, February 15. Snow routes are in effect for this period of time. Residents are asked to please move cars off streets to allow snow removal crews to clear city streets. The cities 48-hour parking violation will be enforced.

Downtown snow removal is likely to take place overnight Wednesday, February 13 into Thursday, February 14. All vehicles MUST be moved from street-side parking to allow for efficient and effective clean-up. Free parking is available in the following ramps in NON-RESERVED SPOTS ONLY: West 5th and Commercial, and East Park Ave. until 7AM Friday morning, February 15th.

'Should we receive additional snow, or priority roads become drifted, we will clear those before removing plow blades and re-equipping trucks for snow removal in downtown,' says Public Works Director Randy Bennett. 'We will keep downtown businesses and residents appraised of changes through the media and Main Street Waterloo office.'

City policy requires that snow will be removed from priority and emergency streets first. Residential streets are cleared after receiving three inches of snow.

Effective immediately enforcement of all meters in downtown will be suspended for street parking through 5AM Friday, February 15.

'Our Public Works Department uses every possible means to remove snow in a timely manner,'states Mayor Hart. 'Please be patient with our crews and office staff as we strive to maintain the roads during this extended snow event.'

(Info courtesy of: Jessica Rucker, Executive Director Main Street Waterloo)