County Road Crews Work to Clear System
Snow-Rain Mix in the Forecast
SPOKANE COUNTY, December 22, 2021 – Last night’s storm brought one to five inches of fresh snow to the region, depending on your location. Today, county road crews are clearing emergency routes and primary arterials, while also sanding and deicing in preparation for the next round of precipitation. Forecasters are warning that winds from the southwest will bring unseasonably warm afternoon highs and rain into the area – adding that locations at higher elevations will see a slushy mix of rain and snow. With a quick thaw and run-off expected, the public is asked to help by clearing nearby storm drains of debris and/or ice. This is especially important since a cold snap will arrive by next week, dropping overnight temperatures into single digits.
Crews will continue working to clear the county’s road system that consists of more than 51-hundred lane miles (the largest county road system in the state) with more than 70-pieces of equipment. The public’s patience is appreciated and motorists are reminded to slow down and drive according to the conditions. In addition, please stay 50-feet in back of our equipment and never try to pass plow trucks, sanding trucks, or graders