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SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - SPOKANE COUNTY:

Spokane County road crews will be out plowing and sanding all of the priority 1 roads in the unincorporated parts of Spokane County Monday night and into Tuesday morning. The County says crews will be working around the clock to clear more than 2,500 miles of roadway. 

For more information, go to www.spokanecounty.org/engineer or contact Engineering and Roads at 477-3600.


CITY OF SPOKANE: 
For information on the City of Spokane's snow removal, call 509.625.7737 or go to: https://beta.spokanecity.org/streets/

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Spokane Valley crews are plowing Monday night and into Tuesday on primary and primary and secondary arterials, and hillsides. 

They are coordinating with the Spokane Valley Police Department to address problem areas, and will continue monitoring weather reports and conditions to respond as needed. 

Spokane Valley City Code requires that businesses and residents keep sidewalks adjacent to their homes and businesses cleared of snow and ice within a reasonable amount of time.  This is especially important to help keep schoolchildren, those with mobility concerns, and other pedestrians safely out of the busy traffic lanes.

Elderly or disabled persons who are physically and financially unable to remove snow or ice are encouraged to call 2-1-1 for referrals to assistance that may be available.

To let Spokane Valley 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 at www.spokanevalley/cares 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 www.spokanevalley.org/snow 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/signup.

Snow Plowing & DeIcing Priorities and General Information on Winter Operations

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

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  • 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.  Failure to do so may result in a fine of $500 or more. (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:

In all cases, residents are encouraged to clear snow from sidewalks. It is very helpful to the children and others who rely on the sidewalks to get to and from their destinations.
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