Spokane declares Stage 1 Snow Emergency Monday

Spokane declares Stage 1 Snow Emergency Monday

Spokane declares Stage 1 Snow Emergency Monday

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by KREM.com

NWCN.com

Posted on January 7, 2013 at 9:14 AM

Updated Monday, Jan 7 at 6:53 PM

SPOKANE, Wash.-- Spokane Mayor David Condon declared a Stage 1 Snow Condition early Monday as snow piled up across the area.

Under Stage 1, snow removal crews will work 24 hours a day to plow all arterials, STA fixed bus routes, and all city streets on residential hill routes.

Cars must be moved from all arterials and STA fixed bus routes by 11 a.m. Monday and be moved to the even side of the street in the residential hill areas by 6 p.m. in the evening.
Snow could changes to rain later in the day and the city crews will continue to monitor conditions and make changes to snow removal efforts as needed.  Click here to check on the latest plow routes. 

When driving in these wintry conditions, the City is asking motorists to slow down, be patient, and drive according to the conditions.  Don't follow plows closely, and please do not try to pass plow trucks; it is very dangerous.  

Citizens also can call the City’s recorded Snow Removal Hotline at 456-2666.  

Under the City’s snow removal plan, officials can call for a Stage 1 snow condition when there is at least 2 inches of snow on the ground and four or more in the forecast.  A Stage 2 condition, which includes a full-City plow of all arterial and residential streets, is triggered when there are six inches of snow on the ground and more anticipated.

Restricting parking during snow removal efforts allows plow drivers to clear away more snow, widening the area available for vehicles. In the residential areas, parking on one side of the street also allows plow drivers to move away from the curb, reducing the amount of snow and ice that ends up on sidewalks and at the end of driveways.
 
 

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