City streets crews to clear arterials first

Storm debris removal will follow snow plan

Brian Coddington, Communications Director, 509.625.6740

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 7:07 a.m.

A large volume of trees knocked down by extreme winds that moved through the area overnight will be removed from city streets following the plan for snow removal. Currently, approximately 175 trees have been reported as down on city streets.

City street crews will clear downed trees obstructing traffic in the following priority: arterials first, followed by residential streets and then side streets. The full extent of the storm damage is still being assessed. Trees that have fallen on Spokane city streets should be reported to 625.7733. Downed power lines should be reported to Avista at 800.227.9187.

“Storm damage is spread throughout the city and will take time to assess and clean up,” Spokane Mayor David Condon said. “We are asking for patience and continued caution as the community cleans up from the storm.”

Residents who need to clear storm debris from private property are encouraged to refer to the list of licensed arborists at Safety should be a priority; carefully inspect for downed power lines and gas leaks.