Crews Make Good Progress in Residential Areas
Map Shows Progress and Timeline for Completion
SPOKANE COUNTY, January 12, 2022 – Warmer temperatures and rain have assisted crews working to clear residential areas of the latest round of snow and ice. Yesterday, significant progress was made in neighborhoods, especially in the northern part of the county and around the City of Spokane Valley. Currently, residential areas in south Spokane County have been completed and the department is shifting those resources to unplowed neighborhoods. With warmer temperatures and rain in the forecast for the remainder of the week, crews expect to complete the entire road system by Friday afternoon – if not sooner.
To track their progress, Public Works has developed a new snow plow map for residential areas that is updated daily. The map is color-coded and includes the projected completion dates for various areas. The Residential Areas Snow Plow Map is available at www.spokanecounty.org/publicworks.
Public Works has a total of 74 pieces of winter maintenance equipment and 55 employees working the day shift (4:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) and another 8 employees working evenings (4:00 p.m. to Midnight) to clear the road system, which is the largest county road system in the State of Washington (5,100+ lane miles).
Spokane County Public Works
The mission of Spokane County Public Works is to provide our citizens and the traveling public with safe and maintained roads, bridges and stormwater facilities through efficient and quality Operations, Construction, Engineering and Planning services.