SPD issuing warning about treacherous driving conditions

Ofc. N. Briggs #1177

Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 1:28 a.m.

SPD wants drivers to travel safely and slowly during winter driving conditions after dozens of slide offs and collisions were reported overnight. The speed limit is for optimal driving conditions, not the driving conditions we’re currently experiencing.

The Spokane Police Department would like to remind drivers during these difficult winter driving conditions to please plan extra time for your commute, slow down, and eliminate distractions while driving. The combination of snow and rain coupled with fluctuating temperatures has made some roads treacherous.

Due to the immense call volume generated by traffic issues, the response time of an SPD Officer may be extended due to limited resources. Depending on the circumstances of the incident 911 or Crime Check may be directing involved persons to exchange information and continue on. Collision reports can also be completed online at the Washington State Patrol website WSP collision form.

The City of Spokane Street Department is working diligently with SPD to try and ensure the safest commute possible for motorists. With the assistance of the motoring public we can ensure everyone reaches their destination safely.

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