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News Release

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

Crews Return to Emergency Routes and Primary Arterials

Will Continue to Work Through 3-day Weekend

SPOKANE COUNTY, February 15, 2019 – With today’s snowfall, road crews are focusing their efforts on Priority 1 and 2 roads (emergency routes and primary arterials respectively). The county has 25 plow trucks and 35 graders that are plowing and sanding throughout the county. Since last Thursday (Feb. 7th), crews have been working 10-14 hour shifts around the clock – and will continue to do so until the entire 2,500+ road system is finished.

We ask the public to be patient and understand that snow berms are the result of plowing roads. Currently, Public Works has a Snow Gate Pilot Program and is testing their effectiveness in two urban residential neighborhoods in the north and eastern parts of the county. The response has been very positive and Public Works plans to expand the program and purchase more gates for next winter.
Please remember to stay 50-feet back from snow removal equipment and NEVER attempt to pass on the right side. Property owners should also check their storm drains to make sure they are clear of snow and ice.
To track the progress of snow plows, go to www.spokanecounty.org/publicworks and click on “Snow Plow Activity Map.”

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Spokane County government serves approximately 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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