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Posted on: October 22, 2020

[ARCHIVED] County road crews prepared for early snow.

A Winter Storm Watch in effect beginning mid-day on Friday, October 23rd and continuing through early Saturday morning. Forecasters are predicting accumulations of one-to-three inches throughout most of the county, with up to five-inches at higher elevations.  The snow will taper off Friday night, as we head into a dry, cold spell that will continue through early next week.

With overnight lows dropping into the teens and 20s, the ground is still warm. This means that motorists should be cautious since there will areas of slush and patchy ice throughout the county.  Please slow down and give yourself extra time to reach your destination.

While road crews have been busy finishing a variety of fall maintenance projects (sweeping, grading, ditch-cleaning, etc.), they have also prepped plows and sanding trucks for the season’s first snowfall.  The Spokane County Public Works Department is responsible for maintaining the largest unincorporated road district in the State of Washington at more than five-thousand lane miles.  

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