Snow creates messy Tuesday morning commute - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Snow creates messy Tuesday morning commute

SPOKANE, Wash.- The snow has finally arrived, and it's brought with it tough road conditions for the morning commute. Spokane Police Officer Teresa Fuller is reporting several vehicle crashes and slide-outs. The first happened about 4:30 Tuesday morning on Sunset Highway when a semi spun out. The roadway was cleared by around 5:30. 

According to Officer Fuller, the commute on I-90 has been particularly dangerous. Area drivers are reporting slick, icy conditions and there have been at least half a dozen spin-outs. Officer Fuller also says crews responded to another semi, spun out on Highway 395.

North Idaho is reporting similar conditions. KHQ spoke with an Idaho State Police Officer early Tuesday morning. He told us there were 5 to 7 semi spin outs on Fourth of July Pass. There were also several reported slide-outs on I-90 around Northwest Boulevard. 

Spokane County's Snow Plow plan has been activated which means there will be plows on the roadway. Washington Department of Transportation officials say it is important to leave plenty of room between your vehicle and snowplows. They say the plows blades extend several feet from the blade itself. 

To find out where and when snowplows will be in your neighborhood call 509-456-2666 for the city plow hotline. For the county call 477-3600.

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