City of Spokane initiates a full-city plow as snow continues to fall

Snowplow plowing snow
File photo of a snow plow. 

SPOKANE, Wash. — As snow continues to fall, the City of Spokane announced it will begin a full-city plow on Friday afternoon.

Snow teams will begin plowing residential areas at 5:30 p.m., the City said in a release.

It should take about three days to plow the entire city, but that time period could be extended depending on fresh snowfall. The City said crews will be working 24 hours a day, seven days a week until the streets are clear. They expect to use between 50-60 pieces of equipment to make that happen.

If your car is parked by a curb, the City asks that you move it into a driveway in order to make the plowing process easier. Otherwise, all cars should be moved to the odd side of the street in residential areas, and the City asks you park as close to the curb as possible.

Additionally, the Street Department will be clearing on-street parking bays downtown overnight Saturday and into Sunday, meaning all cars must be out of on-street parking between midnight and 6 a.m. Sunday.

CLICK HERE to see a map with alternative parking spots.

To see when plows are expected to hit your neighborhood, take a look at the City’s plow map.

Temperatures will continue to drop into the week. With this in mind, the City said shelters and warming centers are gearing up to take additional people.