Here’s an email I received earlier this morning from the City of Spokane regarding their snow removal efforts:
The City has plows working in teams on arterials throughout the City. We are putting emphasis on the hills on the lower South Hill. We also de-icing in downtown.
We did hold night crews longer and morning crews came in early to provide 24 hour coverage today. We have called in additional crews to work today, and currently have 29 pieces of snow removal equipment out on the City streets.
Citizens should expect packed snow and slippery conditions on their morning commute. Please ask them to slow down and not follow other vehicles too closely. Don’t pass the plows; it’s very dangerous.
Street Department officials are concerned about snow turning to sleet this morning, which could intensify slick conditions. They also are preparing for more snow today and tonight.