RIGHT NOW: City, County & Valley Crews Out Working
UPDATE FROM THE CITY OF SPOKANE: City Street crews are completing ordinary winter snow plowing on
arterials today to get them cleaned off before any additional snow
Most snow on upper South Hill and far North Side.
Streets mostly wet and slushy in the lower areas and
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.
FROM THE CITY OF SPOKANE: Street crews are spreading deicer and sand and will switch to plowing activities if enough snow accumulates.
If snow develops as forecast now, night crews will stay late Wednesday, and Thursday morning crews will come in early to improve street conditions for the morning commute, says Street Director Mark Serbousek. Street officials will call in additional personnel as needed to respond effectively.
"We've been operating on winter schedules since Nov. 15, 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," Serbousek says.
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.
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - In anticipation of snow Spokane Valley crews spent Wednesday applying deicer to primary and secondary arterials as well as hillsides.
Crews will continue monitoring conditions throughout the evening to respond as needed, and will coordinate with the Spokane Valley police department to address problem areas.
Community members are reminded that they are responsible for keeping sidewalks adjacent to their homes and businesses cleared of snow and ice, especially in areas used by schoolchildren and by those with mobility concerns.
Please remember to use particular care in slick conditions, whether driving or walking.
To let us know about snow or ice-related roadway concerns, please complete a Spokane Valley C.A.R.E.S. Snow Plow/Removal Form any time of day through the "Report a problem" link on our website at www.spokanevalley.org, or call 921-1000 during regular business hours.
When snow, ice or frost is predicted, liquid de-icing activities begin.
Liquid de-icing is conducted on bridges, arterial intersections and hillsides.
When snow begins to accumulate on the roadway, solid granular de-icer is used on bridges, arterial intersections and hillsides.
Granular de-icer may be used on arterial streets as conditions warrant.
De-icing - Priority 4 - Residential on the Valley Floor
De-icing will not be conducted on residential streets on the Valley floor except at controlled intersections and selected problem areas.
Fire/Police facilities are addressed as parts of priority routes above.
Schools are addressed as parts of priority routes above.
Pines Road/SR 27 is maintained by WSDOT.
Trent Avenue/SR 290 is maintained by WSDOT.
Private roadways are not plowed or de-iced.
Community members are reminded that they are responsible for keeping sidewalks adjacent to their homes and businesses clear of ice and snow, and are encouraged to prepare in advance. It is especially important in areas frequently used by schoolchildren as well as areas used by the elderly or disabled. (SVMC 7.05.040)
Local public service and/or volunteer organizations may be available to help those who are physically unable to clear their walkways. Call 2-1-1 (or toll-free 866-904-9060) for information and referrals from Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm. Income eligibility requirements may apply.
Updates on City of Spokane Valley de-icing/snow removal activities are available through:
SPOKANE COUNTY, December 19, 2012 – Spokane County road crews have stockpiled supplies, tuned up equipment, and made the transition to working winter shifts in anticipation of the arrival of significant snowfall tonight and for the next several days. Heavy snow is in the forecast for Wednesday night.
The county has 90 pieces of equipment (de-icing and sanding trucks, plows and graders) and road crews anticipate working in around-the-clock shifts to clear more than 2,500 miles of road.
Spokane County crews have already started sanding and de-icing hills and intersections to the north and south where higher elevations are expected to receive more snow. Motorists are also asked to be aware of changing road conditions and slow down during the evening and morning commute.
The public can assist snow removal efforts by moving parked cars off of streets and roads. For more information, go to www.spokanecounty.org/engineer.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:27 AM EDT2013-05-22 04:27:35 GMT
SPRAGUE LAKE, Wash. - The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office has confirmed with KHQ that one person died following a boating accident on Sprague Lake.>>
SPRAGUE LAKE, Wash. - The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office has confirmed with KHQ that one person died following a boating accident on Sprague Lake. The Sheriff's office says that about 3:00pm Tuesday afternoon they responded to a report of two people who had washed ashore at Sprague Lake. Once they arrived they found a man and a woman on the shore.>>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-22 17:29:15 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Officials in Washington are expressing disappointment that Fairchild Air Force base was not chosen as the first home of the Air Force's new aerial refueling tankers.>>
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Officials in Washington are expressing disappointment that Fairchild Air Force base was not chosen as the first home of the Air Force's new aerial refueling tankers. Members of the Kansas congressional delegation announced Wednesday that McConnell Air Force Base in Topeka, Kan., was chosen as the first base to receive the new Boeing-built KC-46A tankers.