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Valley plows missing in action

The Spokesman-Review

I have lived in the Valley for nearly 50 years at the same address on Willow Road.

After the big snowfall on Thursday ended, I tried to go to the Safeway on Argonne for groceries and to Rite-Aid for a prescription. With the apology from the Spokane Valley city folks for not plowing the residential areas on my mind, I forgave them for having to fight my way north on Willow to Broadway. Reaching Broadway, however, I found driving conditions just as bad as on my street. I was plowing snow with my Toyota van.

I couldn’t manage to turn left, so I fought my way east on what should have been a plowed arterial to University with the same difficulty.

I tried without success to get into the Rosauers parking lot because cars were stuck trying to get out. In frustration, I managed to turn west on Sprague with much of the same driving conditions. Five lanes narrowed to three by the accumulation of snow with cars struggling every which way to make it to Argonne.

Getting to the point, my question is: Where were the Valley snowplows?

Give it up, Spokane Valley. Let’s look to Spokane County for our services.

Ray Blowers

Spokane Valley


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