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Spokane Valley hit hard by windstorm

Spokane Valley is facing a major cleanup effort after last night's windstorm. This morning power remains out in large parts of the city and crews are working on clearing major arterials of falling trees and signs first, then hitting the neighborhood streets.
City manager Mike Jackson said the city received 60 phone calls overnight from residents reporting trees and power lines down.
"We have two city crews and a Geiger crew out clearing off the streets right now," Jackson said. "Crews worked all night clearing trees where they could."
Overnight, Spokane Valley residents reported at least 30 trees down on major arterials and streets.
"I'm sure there are many more we have not heard of yet," Jackson said.
The large power outage means many signals aren't working and Jackson urged people to be careful if they drive out.
City Hall is open today.
"We ar are responding as fast as we can to the calls we get," Jackson said. "People may not get a response right away but we are listening and working on it."
Spokane Valley Partners, 10814 E. Broadway, is open and has power and will be operating its food bank will be open today as well. 
To report downed trees or signal outages in Spokane Valley call: (509) 921-1000

Pia Hallenberg
Pia Hallenberg joined The Spokesman-Review in 2004. She is currently a reporter for the City Desk covering Spokane Valley city hall and community news. She also writes news features about people and events.

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