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January 13, 2011 in City
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A layer of snow covers downtown Spokane, Wash. on Wednesday evening, Jan. 12, 2011, along Main Ave.

January 12, 2011 in City
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Westbound traffic on I-90 backed up through downtown Spokane, Wash. stretching to the east on Jan. 12 2011.

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A traffic accident on I-90 had westbound traffic snarled through the morning commute on Jan. 12, 2011 in downtown Spokane, Wash.

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Foot travel along Arthur Street in Wednesday morning’s snow,was moving better than the westbound lanes of Interstate 90 on Jan. 12, 2011, in Spokane, Wash.

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Charlene MacKay, 27, clears the sidewalk between 17th and 18th Avenues on Perry Street on Jan. 12, 2011 in Spokane, Wash., after an overnight and morning snowfall.

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Holy Family Catholic School first-grader, Max Anderson, runs through the heavy snowfall in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho on Wednesday, Jan.12, 2011, as he tries to beat the late bell.

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Spokane Firefighters, Paul Gortler, Andrea Kernkamp and Jody Shoemaker, join forces to clear snow from the apron in front of Station 1 in downtown Spokane, Wash., January 12, 2011, after overnight and morning snow piled up in the area.

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Cary McNeill, left, and Reba Brockett head up 22nd Avenue on their way to Manito Park to do some cross-country skiing in Spokane, Wash., on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011. “We want to get their before it starts to rain,” said Brockett.

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A City of Spokane snowplow makes its way along South Post Street on the South Hill Wednesday. A Stage 1 Snow Emergency has been declared, which means drivers have six hours to remove their cars parked along arterials and Spokane Transit Authority bus routes. In downtown, parking is prohibited between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. during the emergency.

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The Coeur d’Alene Park band stand sits coated in the recent snowfall on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, waiting for nicer weather to welcome visitors to the westside park.

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Bruce Hornbuckle clears snow in the street so customers visiting businesses between Bernard and Washington on Second Avenue can park at the meters Wednesday Jan. 12, 2010.

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A layer of snow covers downtown Spokane Wednesday evening, Jan. 12, 2011 along Main Ave.