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Slippery Spokane: Snowy conditions create for difficult driving conditions

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

As we get more snow Saturday night, it’s important to be extra careful out on the roads.

People have been shoveling snow all morning long after last night’s snowfall, including the Durkoops.

Sheila Durkoop has lived out on the South Hill for the last 20 years, and an intersection near her can get a little dicey at times. That’s at Myrtle and 19th.

“Always leery. Always want to be careful of that intersection,” she says.

That’s because the way it slants, if there’s too much snow or ice on the ground, sometimes drivers can slide into the guardrail.

“A lot people get stuck like school buses, dump trucks, a garbage truck,” she says. “I think maybe it's just a deceiving hill.”

So as we get more snowfall, be careful out on the roads, especially with this tip from Sheila.

“Just be careful and have good tires. That’s all it is,” she says.

You can actually track where the city’s snow plows are by calling or checking the city’s website. If you have any issues on your street, you can also let the city know by calling them at 509-755-CITY. Sheila says she’s done it before on her own street and has gotten results that way.

For more information, you can always check the city’s website: https://my.spokanecity.org/streets/maintenance/snow-removal/

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