Expected high winds could lead to power outages, other street obstructions
Brian Coddington, Communications Director, 509.625.6740
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 2:23 p.m.
With high winds in the forecast for today, here’s a reminder for motorists: When the power’s out, everybody stops. Motorists should use caution and treat a signalized intersection without power like a four-way stop, allowing vehicles to take turns.
City Street crews are monitoring weather conditions closely today. They are prepared to deploy generators to busy intersections, if needed, but they note that citizens should be prepared for dark signals as well as the possibility of downed power lines and trees blocking the roadway.
Don’t approach a downed power line; call 9-1-1 for assistance.
City resources are also making additional preparations for the storm: