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Berms To Be Cleared By Thursday

SPOKANE, Wash.  - If all goes according to plan, Spokane city leaders said all of the snow berms clogging the middle of downtown streets will be removed by Thursday morning.
 
Every year, berms can be a hassle for Spokane for drivers since plows push the piles of snow into the middle of the street to save street parking. In the last two weeks, Spokane saw about 10 inches.

On Wednesday, city plows and big rigs were hard at work clearing the snow from downtown area likes First, Sprague, and Riverside Avenues as well as Howard, Wall, and Post Streets.  Wednesday's warmer afternoon temperatures also helped melt some of that snow.

City leaders said crews will be working the night shift on berms as well. They said the only areas that may still have berms would be smaller side streets.

It's good news for viewers like Robert who, upset with the City of Spokane's snow clearing methods, emailed KHQ's Dan Kleckner for answers about the berms. In his email, Robert complained that city crews dumped snow onto the sidewalk near his home after he had already cleared it twice. In response, city officials said there's only so much their crews can do and said, "Unfortunately, not everyone will be happy with the way things go."
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