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Spokane Valley Press Release:
SPOKANE VALLEY, WA - Spokane Valley crews
continue plowing and clearing slush from primary and secondary arterials and
hillside areas this evening and overnight into Tuesday morning.
They are coordinating 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
Snow removal and
de-icing in Spokane Valley are conducted according to the Council-adopted
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
Trent Avenue/SR 290 is
maintained by WSDOT.
Private roadways are not plowed
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:
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:43 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:43:51 GMT
BREAKING NEWS - The Medical Examiner's Office has revised the death toll in the Moore, Oklahoma tornado from 91 people to at least 24 people.>>
UPDATE: Originally the death toll was reported to be 91 people and counting, however, the Medical examiner's office revised the death toll from the Oklahoma tornado to at least 24 people. A spokeswoman said Tuesday morning that she believes some victims were counted twice in the early chaos of the storm.>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:31 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:31:19 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) - Wind, humidity and rainfall combined precisely to create the massive killer tornado in Moore, Okla. >>
WASHINGTON (AP) - Wind, humidity and rainfall combined precisely to create the massive killer tornado in Moore, Okla. And when they did, the awesome amount of energy released over that city dwarfed the power of the atomic bomb that leveled Hiroshima. Meteorologists contacted by The Associated Press used real time measurements to calculate the energy released during the storm's life span of almost an hour.>>