I have been swamped all day so haven’t been able to post snow updates. I recieved updates from both the City of Spokane and the County earlier. Here goes:

The City of Spokane this morning called a Stage 1 Snow Emergency to assist with plowing efforts in the ongoing snowstorm.

All cars were required to be moved from all arterials and STA fixed bus routes by 3:30 p.m. today. 48 pieces of equipment are on the streets, working in residential hills and arterials.

Crews worked last night to de-ice ahead of the storm and then began plowing efforts as the snow began to fall. Night crew members were kept late, and morning staff was called in early to ensure no break in snow removal. You can follow the progress of City plows here.

Spokane County has 75 pieces of snow removal equipment (plows, graders, sanding/deicing trucks) working on emergency routes and primary arterials throughout the county. Crews will continue to work around the clock to clear the entire 2,550 miles of road system.

After crews finishing plowing/sanding emergency routes and primary arterials, they will move to secondary roads, hilly residential areas, and followed by flat residential neighborhoods. You can find County snow removal information here.

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