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City declares ends to Stage 1 snow event

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The city has more than 2,100 lane miles, including 760 arterial lane miles. The city has more than 2,100 lane miles, including 760 arterial lane miles.
SPOKANE, Wash. - The City of Spokane announced the end of the Stage 1 snow event that was declared over the weekend when a storm dropped several inches of snow. 


Crews began working on Friday in anticipation of the storm and called in additional crews as the snowfall began to increase. Crews finished plowing residential hills Tuesday morning, bringing an end to the Stage 1 event. 


A Stage One Snow Event is declared when:

Two inches of snow are on the ground and four inches or more are anticipated during the current snow event. This declaration triggers a number of actions.

The City will:

  • Notify citizens of the snow event. 
  • Plow arterials and fixed STA bus routes on a 20-hour schedule until complete. 
  • Supplement Street crews with crews from other City departments, as needed. 
  • Plow Neighborhood Business Districts to the curb, as part of the arterial routes. 
  • Plow around hospitals and in medical district, as needed. 
  • Plow residential hills (routes 20 and above). 
  • Clear snow in Central Business District using deicer or by plowing to the center of the street. 
  • Clear sidewalks around priority City-owned property within 24 hours. 

Citizens are asked to:

  • Move parked cars off all arterials and fixed STA bus routes within 6 hours. 
  • Move parked cars in residential hill routes (routes 20 and above) to the even side of the street (for the current season) 
  • Clear sidewalks of snow within 24 hours.


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