Spokane Valley snow removal and de-icing information

Spokane Valley snow removal and de-icing information

Spokane Valley snow removal and de-icing information

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by The City of Spokane Valley

KREM.com

Posted on January 18, 2012 at 4:07 PM

The city of Spokane Valley released the following snow information.
 

SPOKANE VALLEY, WA---Crews were out through the night applying liquid and granular deicer to Priority 1's, 2's and 3's.  Crews are currently applying granular deicer at controlled intersections and school zones throughout Spokane Valley. They will continue to monitor conditions and respond as needed.

 

Community members are reminded to keep sidewalks adjacent to their properties clear of snow and ice.

 

Elderly or disabled persons who are physically unable to remove snow or ice are encouraged to call 2-1-1 for referrals to assistance that may be available.

 

Please remember to use particular care in slick conditions, both when driving and walking. 

 

Snow removal and de-icing in Spokane Valley is conducted consistent with the Council-adopted Snow Plowing and De-Icing Level of Service.

To let us know about snow or ice-related concerns, please complete a Spokane Valley C.A.R.E.S. Snow Plow/Removal Form through the "Report a problem" link on our website at www.spokanevalley.org, or call 921-1000.

 

More information about our Snow Plowing and Deicing Level of Service and a copy of our Snow Removal Priority Map can also be found on our website or at City Hall, located at 11707 E. Sprague Avenue, Suite 106.

 

Community members can hear recorded SnowInfo updates by calling our SnowInfo line at 720-5311. 

Or, they can subscribe to our emailed SnowInfo updates or our SnowInfo RSS Feed on our website at www.spokanevalley.org by selecting the links on the lower left corner of our home page.

  

 

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

 

Sidewalks

 

            .         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

.         Website at www.spokanevalley.org  

.         Emailed SnowInfo updates

.         Subscribe to SnowInfo RSS Feed

 

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