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Spokane digs out from 7-inch snow

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Mayor David  Condon declared a Stage Two emergency Monday, meaning Spokane road crews were on a 24-hour schedule to plow streets.

KXLY4's Chief Meteorologist Kris Crocker said about seven inches of snow fell in Spokane on Monday, which beat a record set in 1950. The snowfall caused nearly a 100 crashes in Eastern Washington.

Forecasters say the snow is turning to rain Tuesday in the Eastern Washington valleys while heavy snow is expected on the east slopes of the Cascades. Temperatures start dropping Wednesday bringing a chance of snow showers into the weekend.

According to the City of Spokane spokesperson, Marlene Feist, crews completed the residential hill routes around 9 a.m. Tuesday. Crews will now start plowing other residential areas. Crews will work 24 hours a day until all areas have been plowed.

Feist said the city has more than 50 pieces of snow removal equipment out, including private contractors, to try and quickly improve driving conditions.

Cul-de-sacs are being plowed by separate teams, including backhoes and loaders. Feist said cul-de-sacs may not be plowed the same time the rest of the street is plowed. On Tuesday, cul-de-sac teams will work on the north and south sides of Spokane.

All vehicles should be parked on the even side of the street in all residential areas

To check the progress of city plows, click here.

To see a snow plow progress map, click here.