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City says full city plow completed on schedule

A pair of City of Spokane snowplows run their blades along south Lincoln Street, Dec. 28, 2017. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
A pair of City of Spokane snowplows run their blades along south Lincoln Street, Dec. 28, 2017. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Despite some heavy snowfall and adverse road conditions, Spokane successfully completed a full-city plow on schedule, city officials announced Sunday.

The plow, which ran non-stop for roughly three days, met with a tough spate of wet-to-freezing percipitation Friday and temperatures that plunged into the mid-teens over the weekend, raising a film of ice on many city streets. Dozens of crashes, including at least two fatalities, were reported over the weekend.

Crews continued the work of deicing and sanding arterials Sunday night and into Monday morning to help alleviate the slick conditions, the city said in a news release. Priority will be given to streets near schools, it said.

Residents whose streets were missed by the full-city plow can alert the city by calling 3-1-1.

The City asks that residents continue to do their part by shoveling sidewalks and clearing a 36-inch pedestrian path, and asks that residents who are able assist neighbors who may have difficulty maintaining their own property.


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