Spokane County Road Crews Plowing Hills and Secondary Arterials - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Spokane County Road Crews Plowing Hills and Secondary Arterials

SPOKANE COUNTY, December 19, 2008 - Road crews continue to work around the clock in 12-hour shifts to beat back the record snowfall that blankets 2,500 miles of road in Spokane County.  Thanks to the current break in the weather, crews have moved on to plowing and sanding secondary arterials and hills.  This weekend, weather permitting, they hope to start on residential areas.  Currently, the County's Engineering and Roads department has 44 truck plows (30 include sanders), 36 graders, 10 loaders and 4 de-icing trucks working on County roads (including the City of Spokane Valley.

County residents are reminded that snow plows leave berms in front of driveways and access roads.  Please check in on your neighbors who may need help shoveling or clearing a berm from their driveway.  In addition, snow-covered small cars parked on the side of the road can be mistaken for a pile of snow that needs to be plowed.  If you have a small car that is buried under snow - move it off the roadway immediately - or at least remove enough snow so it can be identified as a vehicle.

Citizens are also advised that road conditions continue to be hazardous and to avoid travel if at all possible.  If you must travel over the next few days, make sure that you have emergency supplies in your car (flashlight, shovel, traction sand or cat litter, non-perishable food and blankets).

            Do not allow children to dig tunnels or build forts in the snow berms that are piled in the middle or by the side of the road.  Plow operators cannot see children hidden in deep snow!  Please make sure that children are restricted to playing in yards, parks or playgrounds.

According to the weather forecast, another storm could bring an additional twelve inches of fresh snow on Sunday.  Then a short break in the weather will be followed by a storm system on Wednesday and Thursday.  And, according to the National Weather Service...prepare for another storm next weekend.  

For updated information, call Engineering and Roads at (509) 477-3600 or check the snow plowing priority map

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