Snowplows rolled throughout the city of Spokane on Christmas Day ahead of more expected snow Monday night.
The city declared a Stage 2 snow event just before noon Sunday, meaning plows will be clearing all streets on a 24-hour shift. Residents are asked to move their cars to the even side of the street, clear their sidewalks and parked cars of snow, and refrain from parking downtown from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m.
Light flurries continued throughout the day Sunday, but heavier snow is expected to arrive late Monday. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch beginning at 6 p.m. Monday and lasting until 7 a.m. Tuesday.
Snowfall overnight Monday and into Tuesday morning likely will amount to between 4 and 6 inches throughout the region, said Bob Tobin, a meteorologist with the weather service. Heavier snow is expected in the mountains.
Parking in downtown Spokane is free Monday because of the Christmas holiday. Temperatures over the next few days will remain in the upper 20s and lower 30s during the day, with lows in the high teens and lower 20s, according to the weather service.
Spokane residents can call (509) 625-7737 for plowing progress. Spokane Valley residents can call (509) 921-1000. Residents may call (208) 769-2233 for the most recent information on Coeur d’Alene plowing.
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