THE CITY DECLARES A STAGE ONE SNOW EVENT.
HOURS AFTER THE SNOW STOPPED FALLING!
AND TONIGHT - MANY PEOPLE ARE ASKING WHY IT TOOK SO
KXLY4'S KYLEE CRUZ IS WORKING FOR YOU TO FIND ANSWERS...
SHE'S LIVE TONIGHT WITH WHY THE CITY WAITED TO MAKE
YESTERDAY'S SNOW CAME AS A BIG SURPRISE TO EVERYONE
INCLUDING THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.
THE CITY SAYS MONDAY'S FOCUS WAS TO CLEAR MAIN ARTERIALS,
EMERGENCY AND BUS ROUTES.
NOW THE FOCUS HAS BEEN SHIFTED TO RESIDENTIAL HILLS,
WHICH IS WHY THE CITY CALLED THE STAGE ONE EVENT.
- YESTERDAY WAS THE
it was icy, it was very scary, we were sliding everywhere
a little dangerous
MOTHER NATURE DUMPED OVER FIVE INCHES OF SNOW ON SPOKANE
-- MAKING MONDAY THE SNOWIEST DAY THIS WINTER!
THE EVENING COMMUTE PROVED TO BE CHALLENGING -- CREWS
WERE OUT PLOWING MAIN ROADS AND HILLS.
BUT THE CITY DIDN'T CALLED A STAGE ONE SNOW EVENT
UNTIL 7 THIS MORNING.
it really wont have made a difference, we have continued
on the hills and the emergency routes, and bus routes,
that would have been our focus yesterday, we wouldn't
have probably gotten to the residential routes anyways9