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Browne’s Addition residents, visitors asked to move vehicles next week to aid leaf pickup

FILE - A P/T Cruiser is buried in maple leaves near the corner of Post and Carlisle, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in Spokane, Wash. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Crews removing fallen leaves from Spokane’s streets will make their way to historic Browne’s Addition next week, prompting requests for motorists to move off the neighborhood’s narrow pathways.

Cars will need to be moved starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday on Browne’s streets running north to south. Those parked on streets moving east to west should move their cars Wednesday. Vehicles left on the street will be subject to towing, according to a news release from the city. Workers usually wrap up around 3 p.m., said Marlene Feist, director of strategic initiatives for the city’s Public Works division.

This year’s leaf pickup is scheduled to end the week of Dec. 11, but could be slowed by any snowfall. Snow showers are predicted in the area overnight Thursday, but little to no accumulation is expected, according to forecasters at the National Weather Service.

A heavy truck crew is scheduled to roll through the Rockwood and Hamblen neighborhoods later this week before moving to Browne’s Addition. A map of the crews’ progress can be found online at, or by calling (509) 625-7737.

Residents are asked not to rake the leaves in their yards into the street because they could clog storm drains.