Posted on January 21, 2012 at 8:55 AM
Saturday, Jan 21 at 9:55 AM
SPOKANE VALLEY-- Spokane Valley officials added deicing to their work throughout the city to clear roadways, but they ask for help from area residents.
Crews need citizens to move their vehicles off of the roadways wherever possible. Officials also ask that everyone rememembers to clean sidewalks, especially where children walk to and from school.
Elderly or disabled residents can call 211 for assistance.
Snow removal and de-icing in Spokane Valley are conducted according to the Council-adopted
Snow Plowing and De-Icing Level of Service.
Community members can hear recorded SnowInfo updates by calling our SnowInfo line at 720-5311.
Snow Plowing & DeIcing Priorities
Plowing - Priorities 1, 2 & 3 - Primary and Secondary Arterials and Hillsides
· Limited operations for snow events ranging from 1 to 3 inches
· Plowing performed as conditions warrant, focusing on problem areas and hillsides
· Coordination occurs with Police Department on accident and problem areas
· Full plowing activities take place for snow events exceeding a depth of 4 inches
Plowing - Priority 4 - Residential on the Valley Floor
· Residential roadways on the Valley floor will be considered for plowing when functional traffic flow is inhibited
De-icing - Priorities 1, 2 & 3 Primary and Secondary Arterials & Hillsides
· When snow, ice or frost are predicted, liquid de-icing activities begin
· Liquid de-icing is conducted on bridges, arterial intersections and hillsides
· When snow begins to accumulate on the roadway, solid granular de-icer is used on bridges, arterial intersections and hillsides
· Granular de-icer may be used on arterial streets as conditions warrant
De-icing - Priority 4 - Residential on the Valley Floor
· De-icing will not be conducted on residential streets on the Valley floor except at controlled intersections and selected problem areas
· Fire/Police facilities addressed as parts of priority routes above
· Schools addressed as parts of priority routes above
· Pines Road/SR 27 maintained by WSDOT
· Trent Avenue/SR 290 maintained by WSDOT
· Private roadways are not plowed or deiced
· Community members are reminded that they are responsible for keeping sidewalks adjacent to their homes and businesses clear of ice and snow. It is especially important in areas frequently used by schoolchildren as well as areas used by the elderly or disabled. (SVMC 7.05.040)
· Local public service and/or volunteer organizations may be available to help those who are physically unable to clear their walkways. Call 2-1-1 for information and referrals from Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm.
Updates on de-icing/snow removal activities are available through:
· SnowInfo Line at 720-5311