Crews working to clear the roads across Inland Northwest

SPOKANE, Wash. - early morning commute vo

Spokane street crews are out in force Wednesday evening, working to plow roads and spread deicer along principal arterials and bus routes.

The street department has crews working around the clock with up to 35 pieces of equipment available to clear the roads.

Over in Coeur d'Alene, crews started a city-wide plow at 5 a.m. Wednesday. Street superintendent Tim Martin expects that crews will wrap up Thursday at noon.

Thankfully there were no major accidents to report Wednesday morning but there were a number of close calls out on the roads.

Of course, when the weather conditions deteriorate, keep some common sense strategies with you as you drive in the snow, such as decrease your speed, increase your following distance with other cars in the road and it's a good idea to clear your windshield before you hit the road.