The City of Spokane has JUST declared a
Stage 2 snow event. That initiates a full-city plow.
City crews worked throughout the weekend to prepare
streets ahead of the Monday storm. With 6 inches of snow on the ground and more
anticipated during the same storm, additional crews were called in to remove
snow ahead of this morning’s commute. The city has more than 2,100 lane
miles, including 250 principal arterial lane miles and more than 760 major and
secondary arterials.
Snow emergency routes, which include principal arterials,
major arterials, hills and transit routes, will be the initial focus. More resources
will be assigned to residential hill routes as part of the Stage
2 snow event
. A full-city plow takes approximately 4
days to complete and can be monitored on the snow removal progress map.
Stage Two Snow Event is declared when:
inches of snow are on the ground and more is anticipated during the current
snow event. This declaration triggers a number of actions.
City will:
  • Notify citizens of the snow event.
  • Immediately embark on a full-city plow
  • Bring in additional crews
  • Be ready to implement the “Snow Corridor Plan,” if
    weather conditions severely restrict the City’s ability to keep up with
    the snowfall
  • Clear sidewalks around priority City-owned property
    within 24 hours
are asked to:
parked cars off all arterials and fixed STA bus routes within 6 hours.
vehicles off downtown street parking spaces between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.
parked cars in residential hill routes  to the odd side of the street
within 6 hours
snow off vehicles parked along the street
snow from around curb ramps, fire hydrants, storm drains, and mail boxes
sidewalks of snow within 24 hours.

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