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PLOW UPDATE: City Makes 'Significant' Progress On Streets

SPOKANE, Wash. - City of Spokane snow removal crews made significant progress plowing in the residential areas throughout the day.

In the regular residential routes to the south, crews have completed work in routes 1 and 5 and the south side cul-de-sacs and are continuing work in 2, 3, 4, and 6.  To the north, crews have completed routes 7 and 9 are working in routes 8, 10, 12, and 13 with route 11 scheduled next.  A number of the working routes are nearly completed now.  Citizens should be parked only on the odd side of the street in all residential areas.

Crews earlier had completed work in the arterials, on STA fixed bus routes, and all residential hill routes.  The Street Department will keep sanders and de-icers in the arterials tonight as temperatures approach freezing.

Additionally, the City has special teams working to clear cul-de-sacs on the City's north side.  Those cul-de-sacs may not be plowed at the same time as the adjacent streets. 

The City will plow in Browne's Addition on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 24 and 25, starting at 9 a.m. each day.  Plowing of north-south streets is planned for Monday and east-west streets on Tuesday.  Because streets in Browne's Addition are very narrow, all vehicles must be moved to accommodate the plows.  Vehicles that aren't moved will be towed. 

In the City center, crews have plowed snow to the center of the street to maintain on-street parking.  This work created berms down the center of the downtown streets; motorists should not attempt to cross the berms. Crews spread out the berms and applied de-icer to encourage melting today on Spokane Falls Boulevard, Main Avenue, Second Avenue, and Third Avenue and apply de-icer.

Here's the link to the residential plow route map that will allow citizens to find their route number:  www.spokanestreetdepartment.org/documents/snowroutemap.pdf.  Citizens can check the progress of plows at www.spokanestreetdepartment.org/snowplow.htm.  They also can call the City's recorded Snow Removal Hotline at 456-2666.  The map and information on the City's snow removal plan also will be printed in Sunday's Spokesman-Review.

The City remains under a Stage 2 Snow Declaration.  The City will continue snow removal efforts 24 hours a day until crews complete a full-City plow of all arterials and residential streets. 

Snow plow information is available on the City's web site.  Citizens can be notified of updated information by following the City on Twitter or by liking the City's official Facebook page.

When driving in these wintry conditions, the City is asking motorists to slow down, be patient, and drive according to the conditions.  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.  And don't blow or shovel snow into the street, but back into your yard.  That will prevent more snow and ice from being pushed onto sidewalks and the end of driveways by City plows.

Restricting parking during snow removal efforts 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.

Previous Coverage:

SPOKANE, Wash. - City of Spokane snow removal crews are concentrating on the residential areas today and made steady progress overnight.

Crews have completed work in the arterials and on STA fixed bus routes.  The Street Department will keep sanders and de-icers in the arterials today to address any problem spots.

In the residential areas, crews now have all of the residential hill routes—those numbered 20 and above on the City's residential plow map.   In the regular residential routes to the south, crews have completed work in route 5 and are working in routes 1, 2, 3, and 4.  To the north, crews are working in routes 7, 8, and 9 in the northeast, and 13 in Indian Trail. 

Additionally, the City has about a dozen special teams working to clear cul-de-sacs throughout the City.  Those cul-de-sacs may not be plowed at the same time as the adjacent streets.

Citizens should be parked only on the odd side of the street in all residential areas by now.

Here's the link to the residential plow route map that will allow citizens to find their route number:  www.spokanestreetdepartment.org/documents/snowroutemap.pdf.  Citizens can check the progress of plows at www.spokanestreetdepartment.org/snowplow.htm.  They also can call the City's recorded Snow Removal Hotline at 456-2666.  The map and information on the City's snow removal plan also will be printed in Sunday's Spokesman-Review.

The City remains under a Stage 2 Snow Declaration.  The City will continue snow removal efforts 24 hours a day until crews complete a full-City plow of all arterials and residential streets. 

Residents of Browne's Addition should watch for information on the schedule for that area.  Because the streets are so narrow in Browne's Addition, the City will have stricter parking requirements and can tow cars to accommodate plowing.

In the City center, crews have plowed snow to the center of the street to maintain on-street parking.  This work created berms down the center of the downtown streets; motorists should not attempt to cross the berms. If temperatures warm as expected on Saturday, crews will work to spread out the berms and apply de-icer to encourage melting.

Snow plow information is available on the City's web site.  Citizens can be notified of updated information by following the City on Twitter or by liking the City's official Facebook page.

When driving in these wintry conditions, the City is asking motorists to slow down, be patient, and drive according to the conditions.  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.  And don't blow or shovel snow into the street, but back into your yard.  That will prevent more snow and ice from being pushed onto sidewalks and the end of driveways by City plows.

Restricting parking during snow removal efforts 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.

Citizens can check the latest weather forecasts by going to the National Weather Service at weather.gov/spokane.

 

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