Posted on December 19, 2012 at 9:55 AM
Wednesday, Dec 19 at 8:02 PM
SPOKANE -- Snow arrived in the Spokane area Wednesday afternoon, causing several wrecks.
The Idaho State Police said troopers handled several crashes on I-90 in Post Falls both eastbound and westbound.
A 6-vehicle pile-up EB on I-90 at the Geiger exit sent two people to the hospital, and backed up traffic.
The City of Spokane said street crews were dispatched to spread deicer and sand, and would switch to plowing activities if enough snow accumulated.
Crews focused on hills and intersections on arterials.
Snow began to accumulate on the far North and South sides of the City, while streets were mostly wet in the metro area.
Drivers were told to expect slick conditions during the evening commute.
The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow, in effect until 10AM Thursday.
Snow accumulations could be 4 to 9 inches, with the heaviest accumulations expected over the higher terrain and northern portions of the metro area.
Winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph could produce areas of blowing snow on the West Plains.
Snow will become moderate to heavy Wednesday evening and will continue at times through Thursday morning.
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To see the most recent advisories from the National Weather Service, click here
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For Idaho road conditions, click here
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Washington drivers can also call 511. WSDOT’s driver information phone line provides real-time traffic, incident and closure information. Out-of-state callers can dial 1-800-695-ROAD (7623). TTY users can call 1-800-833-6388.