Full city plow begins
Julie Happy, Communications Manager, BDS, 509.625.7773
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 8:17 a.m.
Heavy snow falling in Spokane caused the City to declare 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 the Tuesday morning 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. Resources are being added to the 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.
A Stage Two Snow Event is declared when:
Six inches of snow are on the ground and more is anticipated during the current snow event. This declaration triggers a number of actions.
The City will:
Citizens are asked to:
Further snow information: