SPOKANE, Wash. - By 10 a.m. Monday, nearly all signs of the small morning snow storm had melted in Downtown Spokane. But if you woke up in North Spokane, the Valley or the South Hill, you started your day off with a fair amount of powder on the ground.
"This morning I woke up, looked out the window and thought; 'Today is going to be crazy,'" explained Buck's Tire & Automotive Office Manager Jevon Harris. The North Spokane native estimated her garage will change approximately 150 tires this week.
"It's crazy," described Harris. "People get very needy and they want their stuff done, which is understandable. We try our best, but it's definitely been crazy."
While the start of the snow season has businesses like Bucks working round the clock, many commuters don't mind the change in the weather.
"Basically, I go slow," said Coeur d'Alene commuter Peter Petticolas. "I stay in the right lane, I take it easy all the way, I park up at the Arena and I walk (downtown)."
When asked if he was ready for winter, Petticolas smiled and had three word: "Bring it on."