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News Release

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

Crews Work to Clear Latest Snowfall

Plan to move into Residential Areas on Wednesday

SPOKANE COUNTY, February 12, 2019 – Have you seen the movie “Groundhog Day” where Bill Murray’s character keeps reliving the same day over-and-over? With the series of storms that have been rolling into the Inland Northwest, that’s what it’s beginning to feel like. 
Crews have been working 10-12 hour shifts and around the clock since last Thursday. On Monday, all four road districts had completed the Priority 1 and 2 roads (emergency routes and arterials). However, with last night’s snowfall they are back plowing/sanding/de-icing the same roads again today. Their goal is to move into residential areas as much as possible on Wednesday and to have the entire 2,500+ mile road system plowed by the end of the week (unless additional snow requires them to return to emergency routes and major arterials). 
Meanwhile, there is significant drifting in the southern half of the county. With the chance of some rain/snow showers later today, the extra moisture will weigh down the snow and help reduce drifting. Property owners are asked to check their storm drains and make sure they are clear of snow and ice. 
The public’s patience and understanding is appreciated.  To track the progress of snow plows, go to www.spokanecounty.org/publicworks and click on “Snow Activity Map”.

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