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News Release

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

Crews Make Progress in Residential Areas

Blowing, drifting snow in SE County

SPOKANE COUNTY, January 16, 2020 – With another storm in the forecast, county crews continue working around the clock to clear residential areas.

Snowfall amounts have varied, depending on the district, and created some challenges. For example, the north section of the county is District 1, which received up to 18 inches of snow between Friday, January 10 and Sunday, January 12, 2020. While they have finished the residential areas, they are working with graders to push back snow berms. In District 2, which is the southeast quadrant of the county, blowing snow has slowed progress because crews must circle back and clear the drifts. In District 3 (southwest), the residential areas will be cleared by the end of today. Meanwhile, District 4 (north Spokane Valley and Newman Lake), crews won’t be able to finish all the residential areas until this weekend.

With forecasters calling for more snow tonight and Saturday, crews will return to clearing emergency routes and primary arterials, followed by secondary roads, hilly residential and flat residential areas.   

Citizens may 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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