City of Spokane preparing crews for winter storm

Street crews ready for snow

SPOKANE, Wash – Plow drivers and street crews will work overnight to prepare for a winter storm, expected to dump snow on the Spokane area Wednesday.

4 News Now has declared Wednesday a Weather Alert Day, with a winter storm expected to bring between six and eight inches in the city limits. More snow is expected in the outlying areas.

The City of Spokane says crews have been scheduled to work in the overnight and early morning hours with “satellite materials stations located in the four corners of the City to maintain 2,100 lane miles.”

“Our Street Department team is prepared for this week’s forecasted weather,” said Mayor Nadine Woodward in a news release Tuesday afternoon. “We are committed to delivering on our snow response plan, and as always, ask for the patience and teamwork of our community.”

The city is directing people to this website for information on snow response operations. 

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The city plows generally plow all the streets during regular day shifts Monday through Friday.

If four or more inches fall, crews will move to 24/7 operations, with the goal of completing a full-city plow in three days.

People are asked to park on the odd side of the street to make it easier for plows to move through.