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Spokane County crews working around the clock on snow removal

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SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. -

With up to six inches of snow expected Monday night into Tuesday morning, Spokane County plow crews are working around the clock to make sure roads in the county are clear, but are asking residents to do their part as well.

Martha Lou Wheatley-Billeter with Spokane County Public Works says the county has 90 pieces of equipment out working to clear the roads Monday night and Tuesday. Spokane County has the largest county road system in the state with over 2,000 miles of road one way. Crews are gearing up for the next round of snowfall.

The county uses four priority levels.

Level one includes emergency routes and arterials. Level two includes secondary arterials. Level three is hilly residential areas and level four is flat residential areas. Wheatley-Billeter says that the number one and two priorities take precedent, so as as snow falls they have to loop back to keep the emergency routes and arterials clear, before moving on to residential areas.

Crews will be keeping an eye on trouble spots and also relying on sheriff's office dispatch to help flag other troublesome areas as they pop up.

Meanwhile, Wheatley-Billeter reminds drivers to drive for conditions, stay back from plows and watch out for elderly neighbors.

The county also asks that property owners keep storm drains clear to avoid street flooding, and keep sidewalks shoveled.

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