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These Inland Northwest businesses, offices are closed due to the snow

Due to the heavy snow that is affecting many residents across Eastern Washington and North Idaho, many businesses will be taking a snow day Thursday.
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SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. — With the heavy snow across the Inland Northwest, many government offices and local businesses across Eastern Washington and North Idaho will be closed on Thursday.

The snow is expected to continue throughout the morning on Thursday and potentially into the afternoon.

Here are the businesses and offices that will be closed on Thursday due to the weather conditions:

Latah County Buildings 

All Latah County buildings will be closed for business on Thursday due to the winter storm. Residents are advised to stay safe by staying home if possible and off the roads. The county business will be reopened on Friday.

Grant County Courthouse 

The Grant County Courthouse will have minimal staffing in its building on Thursday. Some employees will be working remotely and are advised to contact their supervisors for instructions.

Ephrata City Hall 

Ephrata City Hall will be closed Thursday due to the weather conditions in the area.

Chaps restaurant 

All Chaps restaurant locations will be closed Thursday due to the weather conditions.

Nudo Ramen House 

Spokane Nudo Ramen House will close its two locations on Thursday. According to a post on their Facebook page, they decided to close for the safety of their staff, customers, and delivery service drivers.

Whim Wine Bar

The downtown wine bar closed Thursday due to the weather conditions that make it impossible for some of its employees to make it to work. The wine bar is expected to reopen on Friday. 

Pavillion Coffee in Spokane Valley

The drive-through coffee posted on its Facebook page that the coffee shop would be closing around 3:30 to 4 p.m. on Thursday due to the weather.

Churchill's Steakhouse

The steakhouse posted on their Facebook page that they would be closed on Thursday due to the weather. They plan to reopen on Friday.

Testing Centers 

After heavy snow caused an infrastructure failure at the Community COVID-19 testing site at Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC), it was closed Thursday. The site’s staff will transfer to the testing site at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center in Spokane Valley by 11 a.m. on Thursday to help with the increased volume they are excepting at that location.

The Spokane County Fair & Expo Center will only be testing people with appointments. All appointments for today have been filled.  

Spokane County Library 

Airway Heights, Cheney, Fairfield, and Moran Prairie libraries will be closed on Thursday and reopened on Friday, Jan. 7.

Libraries that will remain open on Thursday will close at 6 p.m. 

Washington State University-Spokane campus

All classes and non-essential services on the WSU Spokane campus will be suspended Thursday, Jan. 6 with the school operations reopening on Friday.