Stories tagged: snow removal
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 1:29 p.m.
Spokane Valley gets closer to snow removal ordinance that includes fines
The city of Spokane Valley is working on a snow removal ordinance which may just be ready before the snow starts to fly again, as city attorney Cary Driskell dryly …
Wed., March 1, 2017
Mother Nature heightens chronic street problems
The city is limited in what it can do given the resources it has and how much the public is willing to spend.
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 …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017
Help available for seniors, disabled who can’t manage snow removal
Help is available for those who can’t manage snow removal on their own.
Sat., Feb. 7, 2015
Airway Heights challenges bill for Highway 2 plowing
The first bill from the state Transportation Department arrived last year at Airway Heights City Hall. It was about $50,000 and represented the amount spent by state crews clearing snow …
Thu., Jan. 9, 2014
Light snow saved Spokane Valley money in 2013
As far as snowfall goes, the past year was pretty mild for the Spokane area. According to the National Weather Service, the area received 26.3 inches of snow during 2013 …
Thu., July 18, 2013
Spokane Airport dedicates snow-removal facility
Even though temperatures were in the 80s on Wednesday, Spokane International Airport officials were talking about snow. The airport hosted a dedication ceremony for its new $7.5 million snow-removal facility.
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, 9:44 p.m.
City finishes plowing streets
The city of Spokane lifted its Stage 2 Snow Emergency at 5 p.m. Sunday.
Fri., Dec. 3, 2010
Melt, anticipated freeze give urgency to removal
Cold weather forecast for this weekend is threatening to turn Thursday’s thick, heavy mess of melting snow into rugged ridges of ice. Road crews in the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene …
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 …
Sat., Nov. 27, 2010, 7:28 p.m.
City plows hit the steets as snowfall continues
City crews spent Saturday clearing Spokane streets of snow, while some residents scurried to buy snow gear and others simply enjoyed building snowmen and sledding.
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., March 17, 2010
Lack of snowfall brings savings
A light snowplowing season is helping local governments recover from the previous, financially punishing winter. “We really needed the break,” said Neil Kersten, Spokane Valley’s public works director. “We’ve done …
Thu., Oct. 8, 2009
Rules clear paths for snow plows
After two harsh winters in a row, Spokane leaders are implementing new parking and shoveling rules to help maintain a clearer city. If a storm brings 2 inches of snow …
Wed., Oct. 7, 2009, 11:06 a.m.
City releases snow removal plan
Months after Spokane was paralyzed by record snowfall, the city has come up with a proposal that would potentially resolve problems of snow-clogged streets and sidewalks.
Thu., July 23, 2009
City picks four finalists
The Spokane Valley City Council named four finalists Tuesday for the council position Steve Taylor vacated last month. They are Planning Commission Chairman Ian Robertson, former Planning Commissioner Fred Beaulac, …
Thu., April 9, 2009
Repaving policy scrutinized
Spokane Valley will stick with its policy of providing all-new pavement where streets are torn up for sewer construction for at least another year. Unexpectedly high costs this year – …
Thu., March 26, 2009
City scrambles to replenish snow emergency fund
Spokane Valley may be paying for this winter’s snow removal over the next four years. Federal disaster assistance is expected to remove a little of the sting, though.
Wed., Jan. 29, 1997
Unplowed Rural Roads Add To Problems For Firefighters
The Athol, Idaho, Fire Department’s luck is the unwitting poster child for plowing driveways. It spent $300 to get its fire engine unstuck Sunday night, just one bad side effect …
Sun., Jan. 5, 1997
Older Residents Fired Up Over Plowing Policy
For years, elderly neighbors along Bernard Street, a much-traveled South Hill arterial, have beseeched me to write about the extra work city snow plows heap on them. And for years, …
Wed., Jan. 1, 1997
Meltdown Exacting Heavy Toll Roofs Cave In Under Weight Of Melting Snow And Added Rain
1. Annelucy Virnig scrambles over a snow berm Tuesday to get to the other side of Sprague in downtown Spokane. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review 2. Jim Click scoops up …
Wed., Jan. 1, 1997
Only Tempers Are Hot In Snowy North Idaho After Eight Weeks Of Heavy Snow, ‘Berm’ And ‘Plow’ Are Four-Letter Words
A man jumped on the running board of a city snowplow a few days ago and threatened to blow the driver’s head off for plowing shut a driveway. Police were …
Sat., Dec. 28, 1996
A Movable Feat Street Crews Already On ‘Condition Red’ Twice - Never Declared Last Year
1. The inside view. Walt Wagner drives a city snowplow on Boone Avenue on Friday afternoon. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review 2. Radio operator Lois Slater makes a call while …
Tue., Dec. 17, 1996
Plenty Of Ideas About Keeping Highway Open, But All Expensive
Howitzers. Propane dragons. Sonic booms. There is no shortage of ideas on how to keep snowbound Idaho 21 open during the winter. But most are costly. And the main road …
Thu., Jan. 25, 1996
Cda Fire Department Seeks Public’s Help
The Coeur d’Alene Fire Department is asking city residents to help keep snow away from fire hydrants. People often pile snow on top of fire hydrants or next to them …