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News Release

Martha Lou Wheatley-Billeter, MPA
Public Works Information and Outreach Manager
Office: 509-477-7195

County Road Crews Worked through Weekend

Hope to Clear 2,500+ System by Mid-Week

SPOKANE COUNTY, February 11, 2019 – Road crews have been working around the clock since last Thursday.  As snow fell across the Inland Northwest, it was difficult to make progress into residential areas.  With each new snowfall, crews returned to plow, sand/de-ice emergency routes and primary arterials.  Drifting and blowing snow in the southern half of the county also hampered progress over the weekend.

Currently, the National Weather Service has Spokane County under a Winter Storm Warning as another significant snowfall (up to 8 inches) is expected to begin this afternoon and continue through tonight.  In preparation, crews are trying to make as much progress as possible today (Monday).  Motorists should expect roads to be very slick, requiring longer travel times.

Please move vehicles off the road or at least clean off the accumulated snow so they can be seen by plow operators.  In addition, stay 50-feet behind snow equipment and NEVER attempt to pass on the right side.

The National Weather Service reports that there will be a break in the weather on Tuesday and Wednesday, affording crews an opportunity to move into residential neighborhoods and finish clearing the county’s 2,500+ road system before then end of the week.  The public’s patience and understanding is appreciated.

To track the progress of our snow plows, go to www.spokanecounty.org/publicworks and click on “Snow Plow Activity Map.”

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