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City finishes plowing streets

SUNDAY, DEC. 5, 2010, 9:44 P.M.

The city of Spokane lifted its Stage 2 Snow Emergency at 5 p.m. Sunday. City officials said crews now have completed all snow plow routes, with the exception of some cul-de-sacs.

Street crews finished plowing the streets in about four days with the help of private contractors, who are being released. Officials said it’s possible that crews may have missed blocks here and there. Residents should call 625-7733 to report an unplowed section.

“We want to thank our citizens for the patience as we worked through this all-City plow,” says Mayor Mary Verner. “We are pleased that we were able to finish before the start of the work week.”

For the coming week, residents are asked to put garbage carts and recycling bins in front of snow berms and clear areas in front of Dumpsters. Recycling trucks missed some customers on Thursday and Friday. Those customers should hold onto their recyclables and put them back out for pickup next week on their regular collection days, officials said.

More information on the city’s snow removal plan is available at

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