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Legally blind woman concerned with icy sidewalks

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Alisa Alonge treks from the bus stop to her office in Spokane Valley everyday. Alisa Alonge treks from the bus stop to her office in Spokane Valley everyday.
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

Alisa Alonge treks from the bus stop to her office in Spokane Valley everyday.

"Frankly, it's unsafe," she says.

It normally takes her about five minutes, but on days like today, it can take up to 15 minutes because of the snow and ice. She has to be especially careful, because as she explains, she's legally blind. Her service dog, Casey, leads her around particularly treacherous patches of snow.

Sometimes, however,  that's not an option.

"When I feel the ice on my feet, we walk much slower and take our time," Alonge says.

Despite that, she says that at times she slips and falls. She feels in danger and wants someone to take action.

"I would like to see the cities and the owner of the stores work together," Alonge says.

In Spokane Valley, it's up to individual businesses to clear their stretch of sidewalk. If it's not cleared, you can report them to the city.

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