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Another snowfall forecast for area

Thu., Jan. 30, 2014, midnight

David Jackson broke out his snowblower for the first time in two years to clean the area in front of his home on the 4100 block of East Hartson Avenue in Spokane on Tuesday. Jackson was out early before work. (Dan Pelle)
David Jackson broke out his snowblower for the first time in two years to clean the area in front of his home on the 4100 block of East Hartson Avenue in Spokane on Tuesday. Jackson was out early before work. (Dan Pelle)

Scores of slide-offs, crashes in first round

The first major snowfall of 2014 led to a flurry of car crashes Wednesday as drivers struggled on slick streets. Spokane and Coeur d’Alene received about 3 inches of snow by 8 a.m. Wednesday, and the snow started again just in time for the evening commute, kicking off another round of slide-off crashes.

Police and the Washington State Patrol received reports of 150 accidents in Spokane County between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Coeur d’Alene Police Department responded to 21 accidents between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.

More snow is expected today. North Idaho and areas of Eastern Washington north of Spokane are under a winter storm warning until 4 p.m. today. National Weather Service forecasters were calling for more than a foot of snow in the North Idaho mountains, including Lookout Pass, through this morning.


 
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