Brian Coddington

City crews preparing for more wind

Brian Coddington, Communications Director, No Phone Number Available

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 2:57 p.m.

City crews preparing for more wind

Citizens are reminded to avoid downed power and other utility lines, especially where water is puddled, and to be cautious around trees as the wind picks up.

The City of Spokane has street and wastewater management crews deployed in each of the city's three geographic districts – the northeast, northwest and south. Those crews are clearing storm drains and leaves from the stormwater management system. Work is also continuing in streets, sidewalks and parks on debris cleanup from the Nov. 17 windstorm.

As those crews are doing that work, they are also looking for areas of standing water and monitoring trees in the area for any concerns related to the anticipated wind and rain over the next day and a half. Large puddles can be reported to the City Wastewater Management Department at 509.625.7900 during regular business hours or at 509.625.7800 after hours. Motorists should slow down around standing water and try to avoid the puddles when possible. 

In residential areas, residents are asked to clear drains of leaves and other debris near their properties, if possible, to keep the water flowing. Some storm drains are likely clogged because of pine needles and other debris in the street, following last month's wind storm.

Additional crews are on standby and will be activated should the need arise. Any new trees that go down on streets or sidewalk during the upcoming storm can be reported to 509.625.7733.

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