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The original item was published from 12/28/2017 2:28:12 PM to 1/4/2018 12:00:02 AM.
Posted on: December 28, 2017
[ARCHIVED] Plowing, sanding and de-icing underway in all districts.
Since early this week, Spokane
County crews have been working in all four road districts to keep
emergency routes and arterials clear – and to also apply de-icer in
advance of the current storm system. As snow continues to accumulate, crews will return to clear the
county’s priority level one roads. Crews are also on stand-by to work extended shifts and this
weekend depending on conditions.
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 districts are mobilized using a priority
system: 1. Major arterials, 2. Secondary arterials, 3. Residential areas
(hillsides first, followed by flat terrain).
The public can help by
remembering two important safety tips:
- Snow removal equipment is dangerous – motorists should stay back 50
- NEVER pass snow removal equipment on the right side.
During a significant snow event,
you can check the progress of county crews at www.spokanecounty.org/publicworks
and click the button labeled
“Snow Plow Activity Map”.