County Crews Prepared for 1-3 Inches of Snow
SPOKANE COUNTY, November 18, 2021 – According to our local weather forecasters, Spokane County will be getting a taste of winter tonight. Beginning later this evening, forecasters are expecting up to two inches of snow with another two-to-three inches possible on Friday at higher elevations. Meanwhile, lower elevations and valleys may only receive a trace to one-half inch of snow. On Friday, the snow will turn into a rain-snow mix, leaving a layer of slush on roadways.
With overnight lows from the low 30s to upper 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.
Earlier today, Spokane County road crews began prepping for tonight’s snow and have been applying an anti-icing solution to road surfaces. The liquid keeps snow from sticking and freezing to the surface of the road. Once the snow begins to accumulate, crews will be out sanding and using a granular de-icer in some areas. Meanwhile, is it important that motorists drive for the conditions – note the speed limit and allow plenty of room for stopping.
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