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Spokane Valley Snow Information Update

OFFICIAL RELEASE FROM SPOKANE VALLEY:  Crews are plowing primary and secondary arterials as well as hillsides throughout the next 24 hours. They will continue monitoring weather forecasts to respond as needed.

Plowing results in berms at driveways. We appreciate efforts by those who work to clear ice and snow from sidewalks and driveways.

Elderly or disabled persons who are physically unable to remove snow from their driveways and sidewalks are encouraged to call 2-1-1 for referrals to assistance that may be available.

Snow removal operations in Spokane Valley are conducted consistent with the Council-adopted Snow Plowing and De-Icing Level of Service as outlined below.

To let us know about snow-related concerns, please complete an Action Line Request for Snow Plow/Removal through the "Report a problem" link on our website at www.spokanevalley.org, or call 921-1000.

Community members can hear recorded SnowInfo updates by calling our SnowInfo line at 720-5311

Or, they can subscribe to our emailed SnowInfo updates or our SnowInfo RSS Feed on our website at www.spokanevalley.org by selecting the links on the lower left corner of our home page.

More information about our Snow Plowing and Deicing Level of Service and a copy of our Snow Removal Priority Map can also be found on our website or at City Hall, located at 11707 E. Sprague Avenue, Suite 106.

 Snow Plowing & DeIcing Priorities

Priorities

•         Priority 1 – Primary arterial roadways

•         Priority 2 – Secondary arterial roadways

•         Priority 3 – Hillside residential roadways

•         Priority 4 – Valley floor residential roadways

•         Fire/Police facilities addressed as parts of priority routes above

•         Schools addressed as parts of priority routes above

•         Pines Road/SR 27 maintained by WSDOT

•         Trent Avenue/SR 290 maintained by WSDOT

•         Private roadways are not plowed

De-icing – Priorities 1, 2 & 3

•         When snow, ice or frost are predicted, liquid de-icing activities begin

•         Liquid de-icing is conducted on bridges, arterial intersections and hillsides

•         When snow begins to accumulate on the roadway, solid granular de-icer is used on bridges, arterial intersections and hillsides

•         Granular de-icer may be used on arterial streets as conditions warrant

De-icing – Priority 4

•         De-icing will not be conducted on residential streets on the Valley floor except at controlled intersections and selected problem areas

Plowing – Priorities 1, 2 & 3

•         Limited operations for snow events ranging from 1 to 3 inches

•         Plowing performed as conditions warrant, focusing on problem areas and hillsides

•         Coordination occurs with Police Department on accident and problem areas

•         Full plowing activities take place for snow events exceeding a depth of 4 inches

Plowing – Priority 4

•         Residential roadways on the Valley floor will be considered for plowing when functional traffic flow is substantially inhibited

Sidewalks

•         Community members are reminded that they are responsible for keeping sidewalks adjacent to their homes and businesses clear of ice and snow.  It is especially important in areas frequently used by schoolchildren as well as areas used by the elderly or disabled.  (SVMC 7.05.040)

•         Local public service and/or volunteer organizations may be available to help those who are physically unable to clear their walkways.  Call 2-1-1 for information and referrals from Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm.  

 

Updates on de-icing/snow removal activities are available through:

•         SnowInfo Line at 720-5311

•         Website at www.spokanevalley.org  

•         Emailed SnowInfo updates

•         Subscribe to SnowInfo RSS Feed

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