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News Release

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

County Public Works Prepared for Snowstorm

Crews will work 24/7 to clear largest county road system in the state

SPOKANE COUNTY, January 9, 2020 – A winter storm will blanket the region with six or more inches of snow on Friday and even more snow is expected this weekend. Spokane County crews began “prepping” on Wednesday night and they are ready to tackle almost 5,000 miles of plowing, sanding and deicing (it’s the largest county road district in the State of Washington).
Beginning Friday, crews will work 24/7 to clear the entire road system, which takes approximately three days. However, the forecast calls for a series of weather systems that will bring more snow and could extend the time necessary for a full-County plow.
According to Maintenance and Operations Superintendent Andy Schenk, the public is asked to be patient and prepared for snow through the weekend. “Please understand that it’s impossible to clear the entire road system in one day, always stay 50-feet behind heavy equipment, and NEVER try to pass us on the right side,” he said.
Citizens can track the progress of crews by going to www.spokanecounty.org/publicworks and clicking on the “Snow Plow Activity Map” on the home page.

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Spokane County government serves more than 500,000 citizens and 13 municipal jurisdictions, making it the fourth largest county in the State of Washington.  For more information, visit www.spokanecounty.org, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.

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