Crews Working in All Four Road Districts
Sanding, De-icing and Plowing Underway
SPOKANE COUNTY, December 15, 2017 – Spokane County crews are working in all four road districts today to sand, de-ice and/or plow more than 2,500 miles of road – the largest county road system in the state of Washington!
During the winter months, Spokane County’s Public Works Department uses 35 graders, 25 sander/plow trucks, and 4 liquid de-icer trucks to clear roads in both urban and rural areas. When a snow event occurs, crews in all four road districts are mobilized using a priority system: 1: Main arterials and emergency routes; 2. Secondary arterials; 3. Hilly residential areas, and; 4. Flat residential areas.
The public can help by remembering two safety tips:
* Snow removal equipment can be dangerous. Please stay 50 feet away from the equipment
* NEVER pass on the right side of trucks and graders.
Spokane County's budget for winter road maintenance is approximately three-million dollars. During a snow event like today's, you can check the progress of county crews at www.spokanecounty.org/engineer
and use the quick link “Snow Plow Priority Routes”.