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Streets are a Travesty this AM…

Good morning, Netizens...

It's 5:44 AM here in Spokane and I just spoke with John Olsen who called me to give me a "heads up" about the mythological nature of the snow removal last night. He was standing at 14th and Bernard and it appeared to him that it had been HOURS since a snow plow had plowed Bernard on the South Hill. He eventually ended up hitching a ride with a neighbor who had a four-wheel drive with BIG tires, and eventually made it successfully downtown.

An 18 wheel truck, unfortunately, got stuck on Third and Washington Streets downtown and after partially jacknifing had to chain up in over 18 inches of snow.

Add to that, at 5:05 AM this morning, my son got stuck on Glass Street and Nevada and reported that he was high-centered on Nevada and Mission.

I have other reports as well of people stuck on main streets.

So, Queen Mary, where are the snow plows this morning? Are you waiting for the snow to stop before you plow?


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