CLINTON — The city of Clinton has declared a snow emergency. 

The emergency will be in effect from noon today until 7 a.m. Wednesday. 

If vehicles have not been removed by 8 p.m. today, the Clinton Police Department will enforce the ticket and/or towing process. 

Calendar parking is now in effect in the cities of Clinton and Camanche. 

The impending weather also is forcing the early dismissal of area schools. Clinton, Camanche, River Bend, Easton Valley and the Northeast school districts have all announced early dismissals today. 

All after-school activities have been canceled at the Clinton School District. 

That National Weather Service has declared a winter weather advisory for Clinton and Jackson counties from noon to 8 p.m. today. 

The service is expected to bring snow accumulations of 2 to 6 inches to the region. The snow should enter eastern Iowa by late morning and then spread eastward into northwest and western Illinois early this afternoon. 

Temperatures in the teens to lower 20s will allow the snow to quickly accumulate and cause snow covered roads, according to the advisory. 

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