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Yellowstone road plowing starts Friday

Roads in Yellowstone National Park will begin to close to over snow travel on Friday so crews can start to plow in preparation for the coming spring and summer tourist …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019

Here’s what you should know about snow gates, the plowing tool that lowers berms in front of driveways

The city of Spokane, Spokane County and Coeur d’Alene have all outfitted some of their snow removal equipment with the hydraulic devices that are intended to prevent berms in front …

Ammi Midstokke: Some things are best left to the professionals

I have this neighbor kid who got himself a little plow. He’s one of seven children named after confederate generals, which is exactly how I do so well at Trivial …

UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018

Christmas in July: Festive Mayor David Condon announces new driveway gates for city’s snow plows

Spokane will bring its total of driveway-clearing gates on its snow removal vehicles to 16 this winter, which won’t completely eliminate driveway berms within city limits but should reduce their …

City says full city plow completed on schedule

Despite some heavy snowfall and adverse road conditions, Spokane successfully completed a full-city plow on schedule, city officials announced Sunday.

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017

Respite on the way – temporarily – as temperatures rise, roads clear

This weekend’s flurry of snowstorms contributed to several hundred crashes and even more headaches as Inland Northwest residents navigated the often treacherous roads. Luckily for them, respite is on the …

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 16, 2017

Friday’s snowfall breaks daily record at airport; streets remain icy as full-city plow continues

Friday’s wintery weather broke the daily record for daily maximum snowfall, according to National Weather Service of Spokane.

Vancouver lays de-icer on streets to get ahead of snow

The city of Vancouver is snow ready. In fact, preventative measures have already occurred. The city applied de-icer to streets Monday evening for the first time this year.

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017

Spokane announces new snow plowing plan: 5 changes for your winter preparations

Plows will roll sooner, and parking restrictions will change under a new snow plowing plan intended to avoid the issues of last year’s response. Chief among the changes is the …

UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017

Spokane residents asked to weigh in on city’s snowplow plan

The city posted an online survey Tuesday asking residents to rank their priorities on snow removal strategies, including whether officials call an all-city plow quickly enough during snowstorms. The City …

UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017

Spokane looks to revise snowplow plan after brutal winter

City officials plan to scrutinize Spokane snow plow policies after a tough winter that left streets an icy rutted mess and led to scores of complaints.

Spokane Valley offers snow removal updates on its Twitter account

Spokane Valley has opened a Twitter account in an effort to get snow removal updates out to residents quicker. The city’s Twitter handle is @CityofSV To find out when a …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017

Spokane officials remain mum on former street director’s removal as snow plowing continues

Mark Serbousek’s future job is still being determined at City Hall as snow plows continue their full-city plow, the third so far this season.

Past opinions provide perspective

Looking Back reviews commentary from this week in history. Move your car, Jan. 9, 1965

Get snowplow updates via city websites, hotlines

There are a variety of options if you are trying to stay on top of the latest snowplowing and street clearing conditions.

100 years ago in Lind: Shoemaker arrested in scheme to burn down store

From our archives, 100 years ago Several arsonists were foiled in the act of trying to burn down the hardware store at Lind.

Spokane snow plow update; view plowing map

Spokane street crews will focus on knocking down snow berms, preventing slick roads and clearing Browne’s Addition now that the rest of the city’s streets have been plowed, officials said …

Snow sure piled up

Friday morning began with school closures and power outages after a record-setting snowfall on Thursday and ended with freezing rain causing havoc on roadways across the region. Jackknifed semitrucks blocked …

City of Spokane: Move cars off streets

Too many cars are still parked on the streets for City of Spokane plows to do an effective job, a city spokeswoman said this morning.

Vestal: No wonder if thankless job leaves them cold

It’s 6 o’clock on Wednesday night, and it’s dumping snow. If you’re smart, you’re getting off the roads about now. But the crew inside the small shop in Spokane Valley …

Snow removal in shopping districts discussed

When city plows battle the snow on the streets, it has to go somewhere; hence the snow and ice berms in the middle of downtown streets and along residential sidewalks …

Extreme November weather has historic company

Getting There today is devoted to not getting there. The last two weeks have been among the worst that winter has thrown at the Inland Northwest in the past century, …

City expects to finish snowplowing today

With no significant snowfall in the immediate forecast, Spokane city officials predicted Saturday that plowing of city streets would be completed today.

Last year allowed Spokane Valley to fine-tune plowing plan

Thanks to a relatively snow-free breaking-in period last winter, the city of Spokane Valley seems to have handled plowing during its first major snowstorm with ease. “This is a pretty …

Cars must be moved for Browne’s Addition plowing

Plow crews are going to clear the narrow residential streets in Browne’s Addition on Tuesday and Wednesday, and city officials said that vehicle owners must comply with emergency parking restrictions …

Spokane orders cars off arterials, bus routes

The city of Spokane called a Stage 1 Snow Emergency today, requiring cars to be moved from all arterials and Spokane Transit Authority fixed bus routes within six hours, or …

Snowy roads vex drivers

Slushy snow and rain turned to ice Tuesday night, contributing to dozens of collisions across the region. But it wasn’t known if weather was a factor in a four-car crash …

Storms wrought chaos, complaints and some successes

It’s already been the toughest winter in Spokane in a generation. Schools and government offices closed. Businesses shut down during their busiest season. Buses were pulled from streets. Drivers had …