SPOKANE, Wash. - With several inches of snow forecasted for tonight and tomorrow, City of Spokane Street Department crews are preparing.
Night crews will stay late, and Wednesday morning crews will come in early to improve street conditions for the commute, says Street Director Mark Serbousek. Extra crews will be part of the morning crew, and Street officials will call in more personnel as needed.
"We are preparing for what may be our most significant snowfall so far this season," Serbousek says. "We've been operating on winter schedules for about a month, and our equipment and employees are ready to respond. As always, we ask motorists to slow down and drive according to conditions when the snow flies."
Crews will spread de-icer on hills and at intersections on arterials initially, Serbousek says. They will switch to plowing snow once there enough snow accumulation to plow. With temperatures forecasted around freezing, the City anticipates a mix of snow and rain with more snow accumulations at higher elevations on the North and South sides of the City.
The City's snow removal activities are designed to improve safety for motorists and pedestrians, ensure emergency responders can reach citizens, and enhance movement for pedestrians, motorists and economic activity.
Information on the City's snow removal efforts is available on the City's web site at www.spokanecity.org. Citizens also can stay up to date on snow removal by following the City on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityspokane or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SpokaneCity.