Health District warns of dangerous winter weather

Health District warns of dangerous winter weather

The Spokane Regional Health District issued a warning Thursday afternoon concerning continuing winter weather.

According the the Health District, the National Weather Service Spokane is predicting an arctic air mass to arrive Friday, bringing blustery winds and drifting snow in prone areas.

Additionally, temperatures are expected to remain much below normal through March 11.
Officials warned the conditions make travel by car in certain areas more problematic, prompting a reminder for individuals to try to stay indoors.

“Make any trips outside as brief as possible, and remember that by preparing for winter emergencies, the risks of weather-related health and safety problems can be reduced,” said Dr. Bob Lutz, health officer for the Spokane Regional Health District.

The Spokane Regional Animal Protection Service asked pet owners to keep animals inside and when they need to go outside, wait and let them in right away.

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