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Plowing through

City of Spokane snow plows clear 6 inches of new snow from 37th Avenue at Regal Street Monday, Jan. 5, 2009.  (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
City of Spokane snow plows clear 6 inches of new snow from 37th Avenue at Regal Street Monday, Jan. 5, 2009. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

It’s 6 o’clock on Wednesday night, and it’s dumping snow. If you’re smart, you’re getting off the roads about now.

But the crew inside the small shop in Spokane Valley – perusing maps and keeping an eye on the Weather Channel – is getting ready to go out into it. All night long. A handwritten note on the board reads “Let it Snow,” and the dense, purplish skies seem ready to oblige for hours.

Welcome to Thanklessville. Whenever the snow flies, so does the snowplow snark: They don’t arrive fast enough. They leave a berm in my driveway. I saw a driver passing with his blade up. They do it better over in Idaho. Full story. Shawn Vestal/SR

Are you happy with the plowing in your area?




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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.