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Spokane County Sheriff's Department Press Release:

SPOKANE, Wash. - Today Spokane County residents have been faced with inclement driving conditions.  The snowstorm that caused challenging driving conditions accounted for 125 collisions that were reported in Spokane County between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. today. 

Deputies and officers from Spokane County and the City of Spokane Valley spent the majority of the morning and afternoon responding to multiple collisions that blanketed the entire county.  Thankfully there were no serious injury collisions due to these treacherous driving conditions.  Bigelow Gulch was the only road the Sheriff's Office had to close down between Argonne and Forker from noon until about 2:00 p.m. this afternoon.  Drivers are reminded to drive defensively as today was a reminder the winter season is still among us.

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