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FRIDAY, JAN. 2, 2009

Roof collapses reported around region 

• Spokane firefighters were called to North Pittsburg Street and 1700 E. Cleveland just before 11 a.m. on reports of a collapsed roof. Scanner traffic indicates nobody was in the building.UPDATE: Firefighters used heat-sensing instruments at Interior Solutions in the 2800 block of North Pittsburg...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 18, 2008


City workers hook up an STA bus that was stranded on Riverside Avenue in downtown Spokane Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, during record snowfall.  (Addy Hatch / The Spokesman-Review)

Some STA buses moving

Spokane Transit Authority has pared its operation for the evening commute to No. 25 North Division; No. 74 Valley Limited; No. 23 Ash/Maple to the Five Mile Park and Ride lot; and the No. 90 to Sullivan Road and the Mireabeau Park Park and Ride...

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hitchin' a ride

Staffers Jonathan Brunt and Adrian Rogers just arrived in the newsroom after slogging on foot through two feet of snow from their Perry Street District home, with their thumbs out like a couple of latter-day hipsters.By the time they got to Second Avenue, a pickup...

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City plows need 72 hours

Marlene Feist, public information officer for the city of Spokane, said that the city typically takes 72 hours to clear all residential streets after it stops snowing. There are lots of variables, she said, including the density of snow and whether plows need to move...

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Nearly 20 inches at SIA

The National Weather Service said Spokane's official weather reporting site as of 10 a.m. had 19.4 inches of snow, well more than the previous 24-record of 13 inches. But some locations in the area had more than 30 inches, including the Athol and Spirit Lake...

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More snow Saturday-Sunday 

A winter storm warning remained in effect until 4 p.m. today, and more snow is on the way Saturday night and Sunday, said Mike Fries, forecaster for the National Weather Service in Spokane.On Friday and Saturday, a new blast of arctic air comes into the...

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Two men who were apparently involved in a crash on I-90 in Coeur d'Alene wait for tow trucks on Wednesday, December 17, 2008. KATHY PLONKA The Spokesman-Review (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Interstate 90 moving

Traffic on Interstate 90 through Spokane was moving in both Spokane and North Idaho this morning, but Idaho State Police spokeswoman Natalie Allred said, "It's just treacherous driving conditions."Trucks are required to chain up at the bottom of the Sunset Hill at the westbound side...

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Street crews open arterials

Spokane city street Director Mark Serbousek reported that arterials and snow emergency routes within the Spokane were opened by daybreak, but needed another pass by plows to improve conditions.The city remained on a "condition red" snow emergency, and will continue plowing 24-hours-a-day until the city's...

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Mike Prager
Mike Prager joined the Spokane Chronicle in 1982, a year before it merged with The Spokesman-Review. He currently covers transportation, weather, neighborhoods, general news and historic preservation.

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