Do to current weather forecast a SNOW EMERGENCY is being declared from 10am on Monday January 25th until 10 am Tuesday January 26th.
SNOW EMERGENCY: In order to protect public safety and to provide access for emergency vehicles, no person shall park, abandon or leave unattended any vehicle on any public street, alley, or other declared area during any snow emergency proclaimed by the Mayor unless the snow has been removed or plowed from said street, alley, or area and the snow has ceased to fall. A snow emergency parking ban shall continue from its proclamation throughout the duration of the snow or ice storm and the forty-eight (48)hour period after cessation of such storm except as above provided upon streets, which have been fully opened. Such a ban shall be of uniform application and the Police Chief and/or City Clerk is directed to publicize the requirements widely by reminding the public of said ordinance through available social media. Where either weather predictions, or actual conditions, indicate the need to declare a snow emergency, the Mayor shall issue the proclamation and either the Chief of Police or the City Clerk shall inform the news media to publicize the proclamation. In addition, said proclamation shall be posted on the social media then available to the City of Williamsburg. Such emergency may be extended or shortened as warranted by the weather conditions
Winter Storm Warning
...Winter Storm Developing Monday through Tuesday Morning... A powerful storm system will bring heavy snow, strong and gusty winds, mixed freezing rain and snow, and considerable blowing and drifting snow to the region through Tuesday morning. Snow and freezing rain will develop toward daybreak in far southeast Iowa and west central Illinois. Snow will slowly spread north through the day, reaching Interstate 80 and the Cedar Rapids to Quad Cities metro areas between 2 and 4 PM Monday afternoon. Farther north, after a mainly dry afternoon, snow will arrive towards the evening commute along Highway 20 in Iowa and Illinois. At this time, much of southeast Iowa and east central Iowa into northwest Illinois is at risk for seeing 6 to 12 inches of heavy wet snow, with considerable blowing and drifting snow Tuesday night. Locations in the far north will see less snow, in the 3 to 6 inch range, and in the far south, a mix of snow, freezing rain and rain will limit snow amounts to the 2 to 5 inch range. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.