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County Road Crews Work to Clear 2,500 Mile Road System

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. -

Winter has finally with snow and ice. Fortunately Tuesday's wind velocity dropped, reducing the chance of large drifts forming in the southern portion of Spokane County.

Today crews are working in eight-hour shifts around the clock to clear more than 2,500 miles of road with approximately 80 pieces of equipment.  Crews are working with snow plows, graders and sanding trucks – but current temperatures are too cold for liquid de-icer to be effective.

The Engineering and Roads Department reports that today crews are focused on finishing primary arterials and emergency routes.  They will then move on to secondary arterials, hillsides and flat residential areas.  With more snow in the forecast this week, crews will have to return to plowing primary arterials, etc. and it may take several days before all of the residential areas are cleared.

The public can assist snow removal efforts by moving cars off of streets and roads.  For more information, go to www.spokanecounty.org/engineer.  

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