SPOKANE, Wash. — Drivers will need to give themselves extra time on Tuesday morning as slick roads are leading to crashes across the Spokane area.
The City of Spokane said it had crews stay late and others come in early to work on the roads. The city will focus on plowing arterials first along with hills. It will then work on roads around schools and hospitals before they plow any residential streets.
The City of Spokane is asking drivers to delay travel if they can this morning to give road crews more time to work. Kirstin Davis with the City of Spokane said the most challenging spots are on the South Hill and some on the north side of the city.
Spokane County reports its road crews are working on 12-hour shifts to plow, sand, and de-ice emergency routes and major arterials. The county warns its work may be slowed by another round of snow in the forecast.
There have been several crashes on I-90 this morning. The freeway was closed for about an hour near the Thor-Freya exit after a bus went sideways on the freeway. Video from the scene showed the bus blocking all lanes of traffic. The bus has since been cleared.
Emergency crews have been busy responding to several other crashes on the highways and city streets this morning.
Several school districts have delayed the start of school because of the conditions, including Spokane Public Schools, which is on a two-hour delay.
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