City Of Spokane Calls For Stage 1 Snow Emergency - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: City Of Spokane Calls For Stage 1 Snow Emergency; City Urging Folks To Help Your Neighbor

OFFICIAL RELEASE FROM THE CITY OF SPOKANE: The City of Spokane is continuing work under the Stage 1 Snow Emergency. Nearly 50 pieces of snow removal equipment are out. Crews are plowing snow on both arterials and in residential hill plow routes and are distributing de-ice and sanding streets.

Crews will have completed plowing in residential hill route 23 and are working in route 20 on the South Hill and route 22 on the North Side.  Route 21 is next.

City Street Department officials are monitoring conditions 24 hours a day and will continue to make changes as needed. Under the City's snow removal plan, officials can call for such an emergency when there is at least 2 inches of snow on the ground and four or more in the forecast. 

More moisture is expected overnight in the form of snow, sleet, or rain.  Citizens should give themselves extra time to complete their morning commute. City officials continue to ask motorists to slow down, be patient, and to drive according to conditions. 

To check the progress of City plows, go to www.spokanestreetdepartment.org/snowplow.htm.  Citizens also can call the City's recorded Snow Removal Hotline at 456-2666 for information.   

Restricting parking during snow emergencies allows plow drivers to clear away more snow, widening the area available for vehicles and generally improving driveability. In the residential areas, parking on one side of the street also allows plow drivers to move away from the curb, reducing the amount of snow and ice that ends up on sidewalks and at the end of driveways.

Don't follow plows closely, and please do not try to pass plow trucks; it is very dangerous.

  • Please assist your neighbors who may need help removing snow from their driveways and sidewalks.  We ask that citizens don't shovel snow into the street, but into their yards. That will prevent more snow and ice from being pushed onto sidewalks and the end of driveways by City plows.
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