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Berms will be back; city to plow downtown

Spokane street officials have decided to plow downtown, city spokeswoman Marlene Feist said in a news release.

Downtown clearing will occur overnight. Parked cars must be removed from downtown between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m., Feist said.

Snow will be moved to the center of streets to maintain street parking.

The city works to avoid plowing downtown because center-of-the-street berms have been unpopular with businesses and drivers. Feist said the city decided to plow the central business district because frigid temperatures will prevent de-icer from taking care of the snow in a timely manner.

Meanwhile, city officials are asking residents to clear areas around fire hydrants, storm drains and mailboxes.


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