Snowplows began working their way through Spokane neighborhoods on a frigid day after Christmas.
The city is asking residents to move their cars to the odd side of the street to enable plows to move through residential roads. Crews began clearing hills and arterials at 5 a.m. Tuesday, 24 hours after the city received about an inch of snow overnight into the holiday.
Plows are rolling through neighborhoods during their normal shifts. Residents can call (509) 625-7737 for an update on plow progress or visit the city’s website at https://my.spokanecity.org/streets/maintenance/snow-removal/.
Plows were working Christmas Day in Spokane Valley, clearing primary and secondary arterials as well as hillsides. A map of plowing priorities can be found at http://www.spokanevalley.org/snowinfo. Residents can call (509) 921-1000 to report snowy and icy roads for attention.
Temperatures throughout the region reached the low 20s Tuesday, with chances of additional light snow overnight into Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Heavier snow will arrive Thursday before temperatures climb above the freezing mark by the end of the week, bringing the chance for cold rain on Friday.
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