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First snowfall in Spokane brings snow tire rush

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SPOKANE, Wash. - It seems that the first snowfall in Spokane is reminding people to get their snow tires. The manager at the Downtown Spokane Les Schwab says the snow tire rush started in early November, but things picked up significantly on Thursday because of the first snowfall of the season.  One customer said she is from the area so she knew this weather was coming, but she hadn't jumped on the snow tire bandwagon, until she looked outside.

"I'm pretty used to the weather," Laura Bauleke said, "But I haven't been that smart about purchasing snow tires yet. I think I'm changing my mind today."

The workers expect this rush to continue, at least until Thanksgiving, but it all depends on what the weather does.  So far,  they say they clocked about 40 hours changing tires in just three days.  

Around the Inland Northwest, wait times for snow tires have been around 4-8 hours due to the high volume of customers. At Les Schwab, they say their best advice for the people who still need to get their tires changed is to be patient, because now that the snow is here, those long wait times aren't going anywhere.

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