Snow plows continue to work around the clock through winter storm

SPOKANE, Wash. — As the biggest storm of the season slams the Inland Northwest, keeping the roads clear is a huge concern for City of Spokane and Spokane County crews.

With the snow not slowing down any time soon, plows on main and rural roads continue to stay diligent. Despite the long shifts, city and county plows must stay ready throughout this winter snowstorm.

Private and city plows will be out and about all day Thursday. Crews reminded neighbors to make sure they’re aware of their surroundings while driving and even walking. Plows will be coming in and out of shifts as the storm continues.

Trucks and graters covered the Inland Northwest Thursday morning. Jim Cotter with the Spokane Public Works Department said they will continue to plow until the snow lets up.

City Snow response crews are reportedly working 20 hours a day, seven days a week during the snow season. They plan to continue to plow the city until March 15, depending on weather conditions. Follow the City of Spokane on Facebook and Twitter to monitor the city’s Snow Response Plan and information on when it snows.

Spokane has set up a full-city plow plan and is using crews from water and wastewater to help with the plowing efforts. The full-City plow will reach all 2,200 miles of streets should take about three days to complete.

Crews advise that you park on the odd side of residential streets, and for residents and businesses to clear a 36-inch pedestrian path on sidewalks. They also want you to shovel snow into your yard, and not the street. And be sure to clear snow of your parked cars, storm drains and mailboxes to further assist snow plowers.

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