Spokane plows hitting residential hills Tuesday


by KREM.com


Posted on February 24, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 25 at 1:41 PM

Is enough being done to clear snow off Spokane streets?

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The City of Spokane declared a Stage 1 Snow Event Tuesday.   

The City of Spokane said crews would be focusing on residential hills through most of the day Tuesday and into the night.  Officials asked drivers to move vehicles to the odd side of the street to complete plowing.

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Crews plan to work around the clock to clear more than 2,500 miles of roadway.

Here is the current schedule for plows and sanding trucks:

  • Road District 1 (north): Plowing all priority 1 roads Monday. Priority 2 and 3 roads and gravel roads will start tomorrow, depending on weather. Some equipment break downs are slowing progress.
  • Road District 2 (south): Plowing and sanding priority 1 roads Monday. Drifting snow is slowing progress. Priority 2 and 3 plowing starts Tuesday, depending on weather.
  • Road District 3 (west): Starting to go back over all priority 1 roads currently. Heavy snow around the Cheney area.
  • Road District 4 (east): Priority 1 roads plowed Monday. Crews will concentrate on priority 2 and 3 roads, and gravel roads Tuesday, depending on how much snow the Priority 1 roads get Monday.

CHECK: Snow plow priority routes

Priority 1 – Emergency routes and major arterials
Priority 2 – Secondary arterials
Priority 3 – Hilly residential areas
Priority 4 – Flat residential areas