SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane City officials say crews made more progress than they expected to Wednesday, and are continuing to plow, with nearly all of their snow removal equipment dispatched to residential areas.
Click here to see their progress as of Friday evening. Click here to see the city's residential plowing route map. Crews finished sections 1, 2, and 12 overnight Tuesday before moving on to 3, 13, then section 5.
Officials say about 50 pieces of equipment are currently deployed to work on snow and ice removal. Crews are working 24 hours a day to clear the streets.
Citizens are asked to remove their vehicles from the streets when plows are expected.
Updated plowing schedule information is available by calling the Spokane's snow removal hotline at 456-2666.
Catholic Charities of Spokane is also working to assist elderly and disabled people with snow removal. Those in need of assistance and those wishing to volunteer services can reach them at 328-8400.
Officials warn motorists of trying to cross the center berms downtown, and recommend using caution at all intersections in the city's core. They also remind residents to shovel the snow from their driveways and sidewalks into their yards, not the street.
Solid Waste Management Department crews are proceeding with garbage pickup and curbside recycling on normal schedules Wednesday and expect to complete all routes.