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Weather Authority: City works to keep snow out of driveways

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

The City of Spokane streets department is working hard to keep our streets clear of snow and ice.

Some of you asked about what they’re doing to minimize the amount of snow that gets into driveways.

If you remember, last winter season, the city tried out a boot on their graders. A boot essentially is a gate that drops down by the blade to hold snow past driveways to minimize the amount of snow that gets in. But, last season, we didn’t get enough snow for them to try out the boot enough so they’re still testing it out to see how well it works for Spokane. It hasn’t been out this season yet because we still don’t have enough snow on the ground. The city says they’ll use it when a stage 1 or 2 snow event is declared.

In the meantime, the city says the plow drivers try to slow down near driveways and sidewalks on arterials so it doesn’t create a huge berm.

They also ask that citizens keep storm drains clear of snow, and also give room to snow plows as they work on the roads.

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