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Spokane braces for busy snow-plowing season

Winter is coming, so grab a shovel. Or get someone else to keep your driveway free of snow.


Doug Clark: Real-time updates will tell you your street isn’t being plowed

Once again, winter is poised to crush the entire region like the anvil that falls on the dumb coyote’s head in all the Road Runner cartoons. But exciting news broke …


Snow rules will be considered

That guy who pushed all the snow from his driveway into the street could have to pay for blocking your morning commute. The Spokane City Council on Monday will consider …


Getting There: City faces slippery, uphill battle

In the wake of last week’s snowstorm, Spokane City Hall sent out an email Friday about parking on residential streets and arterials. “The city’s Street Department needs your help,” it …


Spokane Valley City Council amends snow plan

The Spokane Valley City Council voted unanimously to make a small change to the city’s snow plow plan, clarifying that plowing the flat streets on the Valley floor would take …


Getting There: Agencies smooth snow response

The second-guessing over snow removal isn’t confined to Spokane, although officials here said last week they are making changes to their plowing protocol for future storms. City Hall will now …


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.


Melt, anticipated freeze give urgency to removal

Cold weather forecast for this weekend is threatening to turn Thursday’s thick, heavy mess of melting snow into rugged ridges of ice. Road crews in the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene …


City using contractors to help clear the streets

Spokane’s decision to call in private grader operators to help clear roads adds an extra financial burden in an already cash-strapped year. But officials say the need to maintain passable …


Spokane bringing out graders for thick, heavy mess

Residential streets and lightly plowed arterials have turned into a rutted mess this morning, forcing drivers to pick their way through deep tracks of soft, slushy snow.


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 …


November snow record just inches away

As of Monday, the National Weather Service had measured 20.6 inches of snow this month at Spokane Internatonal Airport, making it the fifth-snowiest November on record and a good storm …


Plow, tow crews head for Browne’s Addition

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


Additional snow brings plows out

City crews spent Saturday clearing Spokane streets of snow, while some residents scurried to buy snow gear and others simply enjoyed building snowmen and sledding. The city of Spokane declared …


Verner urges residents to prepare for winter

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner kicked off the Inland Northwest snow season on Monday with a plea to residents to keep their sidewalks clear and cars out of the way of …


GPS to track county plows

A year from now, Spokane County residents may go online when snow falls to find out which roads have been plowed. Some road graders and plow trucks are being equipped …


Rules clear paths for snow plows

After two harsh winters in a row, Spokane leaders are implementing new parking and shoveling rules to help maintain a clearer city. If a storm brings 2 inches of snow …


City releases snow removal plan

Months after Spokane was paralyzed by record snowfall, the city has come up with a proposal that would potentially resolve problems of snow-clogged streets and sidewalks.


Damage claims from snowplows start to come in

The 1984 Coachman RV sat proudly in front of the Five Mile residence, surrounded by snow and unmarred. When Paul Brainard awoke one day in late December that had changed, …


Snow causing problems for pedestrians

The huge snow berms lining Spokane Valley streets have been causing problems other than narrow driveways and line of sight-blocking height. Sidewalks are mostly choked with several feet of snow, …


Snowstorms drain plow budgets for cities

If the snowplowing budgets of Spokane Valley and Liberty Lake were written down on paper and run through a snowblower, they might look a little better than they do now. …


Snow sets record, but isn’t done yet

Christmas Eve snowfall carved a place in the weather record books as this month became the snowiest December on record with nearly a week to go. By the end of …