Snow Turns To Slush… Then Headaches For Drivers In Spokane - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Snow Turns To Slush… Then Headaches For Drivers In Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. – Warmer temperatures are melting snow and ice in Spokane where mountain snowpack is trickling into rivers and city snow is rushing to storm drains.

Wastewater crews spent Thursday clearing storm drains and puddles around Spokane, Spokane Valley and Spokane County.

A Stage 1 snow emergency remained in effect for the City of Spokane. Drivers were asked to park cars away from arterials and STA bus routes so crews can clear slush.

About six inches of snow fell in the City before a storm system brought rain to the area on Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

An Avista spokeswoman said despite the warmer temperatures, water levels in the Spokane River and Lake Coeur d'Alene remained well within normal levels for this time of year.  Authorities plan to monitor water levels for the next several days.

The City of Spokane reminded drivers not to pass plow trucks because they can be clearing wet, heavy slush which could damage cars.

 KHQ Local News Reporter Anthony Gomes contributed to this report.

 
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