Snow covers Inland Northwest, wrecks add up

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on February 22, 2014 at 5:59 PM

Updated Sunday, Feb 23 at 8:44 PM

SPOKANE, Wash.--The Spokane Police Department said snow was causing slide offs on the Monroe Street hill on Sunday night. They added that Freya from 29th to the bottom of the hill would be closed for a while until sanders were able to get there.

The City of Spokane said it had a total of 16 de-icers and three sanders out in all areas. They said more were called in for Sunday night.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the Central Panhandle Mountains, Okanogan Highland and Okanogan Valley through Monday morning.

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means significant amounts of snow are expected or occurring. Heavy snow and slick road conditions will make driving hazardous at times.

There is a Winter Weather Advisory for snow in effect until 4 a.m. Monday for the Northern Panhandle, Coeur d'Alene area, Spokane area, upper Columbia Basin, Wenatchee and Northeast Mountains. Snow accumluations from 2 to 5 inches.

A Winter Weather Advisory for the Palouse of Idaho and Washington, as well as Nez Perce and Lewis Counties, begins at 4 p.m. today and is in effect until 10 a.m. Monday.

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