Citizens Asked To Move RVs, Boats and Trailers

Marlene Feist, 509.625.6505

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 12 p.m.

In case you hadn’t already noticed, snow season is fast approaching. As part of the City of Spokane’s snow response plan, an emphasis is under way to get recreational vehicles, boats, and trailers out of on-street parking and into an appropriate winter storage location.

These vehicles need to be moved now prior to the official start of the City’s snow season on November 15. They are subject to towing if they aren’t moved.

“Responding to snow requires a collaboration between the City and its citizens,” says Clint Harris, the City’s Street Director. “Recreational vehicles, boats, and trailers are large obstacles that make it difficult for our plow drivers to effectively move snow and give citizens a safe and reliable path.”

The City is providing informational notices on these vehicles now. RVs, boats, and trailers can’t exceed 24 hours of continuous on-street parking, according to City code. Abandoned vehicles on City streets also can be a snow plow obstacle. Citizens can call 3-1-1 to report abandoned vehicles in their neighborhoods.

The City’s Snow Response Plan is a collaboration between the City and its citizens. The City’s updated snow plan includes:

  • More plowing, sooner.
  • More equipment and people available for snow removal.
  • Quicker completion of the full-City plow during heavier snowfalls of about three days.
  • The use of equipment to minimize driveway berms.
  • Greater emphasis on plowing snow away from sidewalks.
  • Simplified seasonal parking rules and more emphasis on clearing sidewalks.