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Before the power goes out, read this

Anticipating that some power might be knocked out by high winds, the ever-helpful folks at Spokane City Hall sent out some tips, which Spin Control is happy to provide despite the obvious underlying irony that when you most need them, you won't be able to read them here.

So read now and commit to memory:



Expected high winds could lead to power outages, other street obstructions



With high winds in the forecast for today, here’s a reminder for motorists:  When the power’s out, everybody stops.  Motorists should use caution and treat a signalized intersection without power like a four-way stop, allowing vehicles to take turns.

 City Street crews are monitoring weather conditions closely today.  They are prepared to deploy generators to busy intersections, if needed, but they note that citizens should be prepared for dark signals as well as the possibility of downed power lines and trees blocking the roadway.

 Don’t approach a downed power line; call 9-1-1 for assistance.  To report a tree blocking traffic, call 625-7733.

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