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City crews prepare to remove snow from streets

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Crews will be working around the clock, but they're not plowing the whole city as of now. It'll be main arterials first...then minor ones and bus routes. Crews will be working around the clock, but they're not plowing the whole city as of now. It'll be main arterials first...then minor ones and bus routes.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

City crews will be working on removing snow from the streets throughout the night Thursday for this snow storm.

“We've been putting de-icer down for weeks now so it's not like there wasn't any deicer on the road,” says Mark Serbousek, City of Spokane streets director. “We've been prepping for storms, black ice, we've been doing that game for quite a while now.”

And now, they're preparing for the next one.

“This one we're looking at a little more snow here,” he says.

Crews will be working around the clock, but they're not plowing the whole city as of now. It'll be main arterials first...then minor ones and bus routes.

For Thursday night, they’re calling in extra crews. They'll have 27 pieces of equipment on the street. Then, they’ll have up to 45 during the day Friday.

They also say winter weather’s here and it's not going anywhere anytime soon.

“The city hopes that its citizens work alongside of us, with us for these storms here,” Serbousek says. “It's been an easy winter this year so people haven't thought of putting their snow tires on so now's the time to get them on.”

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