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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 hours.

Snow removal and de-icing in Spokane Valley are conducted according to the Council-adopted

Snow Plowing and De-Icing Level of Service.

More information about our Snow Plowing and Deicing Level of Service and a copy of our Snow Removal Priorities Map can also be found on our website or at City Hall, located at 11707 E. Sprague Avenue, Suite 106.

Community members can hear recorded SnowInfo updates by calling our SnowInfo line at 720-5311. 

Or, they can subscribe to our emailed SnowInfo updates or our SnowInfo RSS Feed on our website at www.spokanevalley.org by selecting the links on the lower left corner of our home page.

Snow Plowing & DeIcing Priorities and General Information on Winter Operations

Plowing - Priorities 1, 2 & 3 - Primary and Secondary Arterials and Hillsides

·        Limited operations for snow events ranging from 1 to 3 inches.

·        Plowing performed as conditions warrant, focusing on problem areas and hillsides.

·        Coordination occurs with the Police Department on accident and problem areas.

·        Full plowing activities on Priorities 1, 2 & 3 take place for snow events exceeding a depth of 4 inches.

Plowing - Priority 4 - Residential on the Valley Floor

·        Residential roadways on the Valley floor will be considered for plowing when functional traffic flow is inhibited.

De-icing - Priorities 1, 2 & 3 Primary and Secondary Arterials & Hillsides

·        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.

Additional details

·        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.

Sidewalks

·        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 Valley SnowInfo Line at 720-5311. 

·        Website at www.spokanevalley.org  

·        Emailed SnowInfo updates 

·        Subscribe to SnowInfo RSS Feed

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