Greater Spokane DEM Lifting Shelter in Place; Still Advising Caution

Ofc. Teresa Fuller

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 8:13 p.m.

Wind conditions have started to lessen in severity so the Greater Spokane Department of Emergency Management is lifting the shelter in place advisement. Residents are still urged to use caution due to downed power lines, other existing hazards, and strong wind gusts that are expected to last through midnight tonight.

The extreme winds have resulted in downed trees, power lines, and flying debris. Wind conditions are still expected to have an impact on the Spokane area until approximately midnight. For your own safety, please use extreme caution when traveling through the area. Winds are slowly diminishing but will remain gusty overnight. We’ve passed the peak of the event at this point. Traffic signals are still out so please remember to treat those intersections as four way stops.

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