Spokane Valley

The white stuff

Bob Mendenhall clears a snow drift from the entrance road to St. Joseph Catholic Cemetary off Trent Ave. in the Spokane Valley, Wash. Monday morning, Dec. 22, 2008.
Bob Mendenhall clears a snow drift from the entrance road to St. Joseph Catholic Cemetary off Trent Ave. in the Spokane Valley, Wash. Monday morning, Dec. 22, 2008. "I guess even the dead have to have their sidewalks cleared off," he mused. (J. Bart Rayniak / The Spokesman-Review)

(top) Spokesman-Review photographer Bart Rayniak took this shot at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetary off Trent Ave. during the huge snowstorm in December 2008. (right) A look at Sprague and McDonald outside the SR valley office in December 2008. You wouldn't know it, but there's a bench under that bus stop sign. SR editor Jeff Jordan took the picture. 

The bit of snow we got yesterday is a wake up call that winter is here and if the prognosticators are right, we're in for quite a bit of snow this year. The city of Spokane Valley has activated its snow line (720-5311). There will be a recorded message, updated once or twice a day, that gives residents information on the city's plowing activities. People can also sign up to receive email updates on plowing by going to the city's web site and clicking on email updates.




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