Stories tagged: plowing
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 7:12 p.m.
City says full city plow completed on schedule
Despite some heavy snowfall and adverse road conditions, Spokane successfully completed a full-city plow on schedule, city officials announced Sunday.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 8:27 p.m.
Respite on the way – temporarily – as temperatures rise, roads clear
This weekend’s flurry of snowstorms contributed to several hundred crashes and even more headaches as Inland Northwest residents navigated the often treacherous roads. Luckily for them, respite is on the …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 10:24 p.m.
Friday’s snowfall breaks daily record at airport; streets remain icy as full-city plow continues
Friday’s wintery weather broke the daily record for daily maximum snowfall, according to National Weather Service of Spokane.
Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
Vancouver lays de-icer on streets to get ahead of snow
The city of Vancouver is snow ready. In fact, preventative measures have already occurred. The city applied de-icer to streets Monday evening for the first time this year.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 7:03 p.m.
Spokane announces new snow plowing plan: 5 changes for your winter preparations
Plows will roll sooner, and parking restrictions will change under a new snow plowing plan intended to avoid the issues of last year’s response. Chief among the changes is the …
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 11:10 p.m.
Spokane residents asked to weigh in on city’s snowplow plan
The city posted an online survey Tuesday asking residents to rank their priorities on snow removal strategies, including whether officials call an all-city plow quickly enough during snowstorms. The City …
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 11:09 p.m.
Spokane looks to revise snowplow plan after brutal winter
City officials plan to scrutinize Spokane snow plow policies after a tough winter that left streets an icy rutted mess and led to scores of complaints.
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, noon
Spokane Valley offers snow removal updates on its Twitter account
Spokane Valley has opened a Twitter account in an effort to get snow removal updates out to residents quicker. The city’s Twitter handle is @CityofSV To find out when a …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 10:19 p.m.
Spokane officials remain mum on former street director’s removal as snow plowing continues
Mark Serbousek’s future job is still being determined at City Hall as snow plows continue their full-city plow, the third so far this season.
Tue., Jan. 10, 2017
Past opinions provide perspective
Looking Back reviews commentary from this week in history. Move your car, Jan. 9, 1965
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 4:21 p.m.
Get snowplow updates via city websites, hotlines
There are a variety of options if you are trying to stay on top of the latest snowplowing and street clearing conditions.
Sun., March 6, 2016, 4 a.m.
100 years ago in Lind: Shoemaker arrested in scheme to burn down store
From our archives, 100 years ago Several arsonists were foiled in the act of trying to burn down the hardware store at Lind.
Mon., Jan. 23, 2012, 10:09 a.m.
Spokane snow plow update; view plowing map
Spokane street crews will focus on knocking down snow berms, preventing slick roads and clearing Browne’s Addition now that the rest of the city’s streets have been plowed, officials said …
Sat., Jan. 21, 2012
Snow sure piled up
Friday morning began with school closures and power outages after a record-setting snowfall on Thursday and ended with freezing rain causing havoc on roadways across the region. Jackknifed semitrucks blocked …
Fri., Jan. 20, 2012, 10:48 a.m.
City of Spokane: Move cars off streets
Too many cars are still parked on the streets for City of Spokane plows to do an effective job, a city spokeswoman said this morning.
Fri., Dec. 31, 2010
Vestal: No wonder if thankless job leaves them cold
It’s 6 o’clock on Wednesday night, and it’s dumping snow. If you’re smart, you’re getting off the roads about now. But the crew inside the small shop in Spokane Valley …
Thu., Dec. 23, 2010
Snow removal in shopping districts discussed
When city plows battle the snow on the streets, it has to go somewhere; hence the snow and ice berms in the middle of downtown streets and along residential sidewalks …
Mon., Dec. 6, 2010
Extreme November weather has historic company
Getting There today is devoted to not getting there. The last two weeks have been among the worst that winter has thrown at the Inland Northwest in the past century, …
Sun., Dec. 5, 2010
City expects to finish snowplowing today
With no significant snowfall in the immediate forecast, Spokane city officials predicted Saturday that plowing of city streets would be completed today.
Thu., Dec. 2, 2010
Last year allowed Spokane Valley to fine-tune plowing plan
Thanks to a relatively snow-free breaking-in period last winter, the city of Spokane Valley seems to have handled plowing during its first major snowstorm with ease. “This is a pretty …
Mon., Nov. 29, 2010, 10:45 a.m.
Cars must be moved for Browne’s Addition plowing
Plow crews are going to clear the narrow residential streets in Browne’s Addition on Tuesday and Wednesday, and city officials said that vehicle owners must comply with emergency parking restrictions …
Fri., Nov. 26, 2010, 12:45 p.m.
Spokane orders cars off arterials, bus routes
The city of Spokane called a Stage 1 Snow Emergency today, requiring cars to be moved from all arterials and Spokane Transit Authority fixed bus routes within six hours, or …
Wed., Dec. 16, 2009
Snowy roads vex drivers
Slushy snow and rain turned to ice Tuesday night, contributing to dozens of collisions across the region. But it wasn’t known if weather was a factor in a four-car crash …
Thu., Jan. 15, 2009
Storms wrought chaos, complaints and some successes
It’s already been the toughest winter in Spokane in a generation. Schools and government offices closed. Businesses shut down during their busiest season. Buses were pulled from streets. Drivers had …