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Spokane Valley to do a full city plow

The city of Spokane Valley announced early this morning (really early this morning) that they were going to start a full city plow at 6 a.m. today. Plowing every street in the city usually takes two days, unless it snows a lot more and crews have to start over. The side streets are in terrible shape and I've heard people have been getting stuck in some areas. The city is asking people to park off the street if possible so plows have a clear shot.

Today’s highlights

Two contracted graders clear compact snow and ice off 15th Avenue just east of McDonald Road in Spokane Valley on Monday. SR photo/Bart Rayniak

There are a few good reads in today’s Valley Voice. The City of Spokane Valley’s public works director believe’s the city’s plowing program has passed its first big test. Crews completed their first all-city plow this week.

Opportunity Presbyterian Church is bringing it’s Toy Store back on Saturday, selling toys at a steep discount to low income families. Correspondent Stefanie Pettit wrote about her non-traditional Thanksgiving celebration at a local hotel. People who like to read the love stories columns by Cindy Hval can read a new one about a couple married since 1942 who moved 22 times because of the husband’s Air Force career.

The white stuff

(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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