Street crews prepare to plow Browne's Addition

Browne's Addition to be plowed Tuesday and Wednesday

SPOKANE, Wash. - The City of Spokane reported Sunday morning that the all-city plow ordered Thursday was complete. Now, it's Browne's Addition's turn to get dug out of the snow.

City spokesperson Marlene Feist says Browne's Addition will be plowed Tuesday and Wednesday started at 9 a.m. each day. On Tuesday, North-South streets will be plowed and on Wednesday, East-West streets will be plowed. All cars are expected to be moved for the plows of they will be towed at the owner's expense.

Residents who live in the area say it's about time for the plows to come through. Trinity Peterson, who lives in the area said, "It's been long enough."

The slick roads, hills and the un-plowed streets in the neighborhood can make it tough to maneuver a car. Peterson added, "a lot of times you will see cars come through here and they'll hit the brakes and slide clear across and start going down the hill."

The streets in Browne's Addition are narrow and lined with cars. The city says a plow can't get through without planning a coordinated effort that includes towing. This is why Browne's Addition is usually last to plow, but some residents think it takes too long.

"I know they got to get their ducks in a row before they can actually take care of business but I wish they could get their ducks in a row a little faster," John Flores said.

When the plowing does start, the All Saints Lutheran Church near Coeur d'Alene Park said they are ready to help.

"We open up our parking lot so that when the plows are coming through we invite people to come park in our spaces as long as they are available," Pastor Alan Eschenbacher said.

When the snow hits, the church also helps plow other areas in town. They say the snow is a blessing and lending a hand is what they're all about.

"It's just being neighborly that's what church is, it's about community," Eschenbacher said.

If you think the city plows missed your street in their all-city plow efforts, you're asked to call 509-625-7733.

Feist said the plows will focus on removing center berms downtown in the coming days.