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News Releases for Wednesday, November 18, 2015

5 p.m.

Greater Spokane Department of Emergency Management UPDATE

5:52 p.m. - The DEM is still working to assess the damage caused by last night’s severe storm.

4 p.m.

Warming shelters open across Spokane

4:55 p.m. - As power outages and storm cleanup continues, several shelters are open in Spokane to help people looking for a warm place to stay Wednesday night.

3 p.m.

Here's how to deal with missed garbage pickup

3:45 p.m. - Curbside garbage, recycling, and yard waste pickup today in the City of Spokane met up with a few challenges.

Traffic signal outage map added to City website

3:12 p.m. - City of Spokane crews continue to respond to signal outages and storm debris following Tuesday’s severe windstorm.

2 p.m.

Extended Hours at Three Spokane Public Library Branches

2:37 p.m. - Customers can charge devices and get out of the cold.

11 a.m.

Riverfront Park Ice Palace and Other Attractions Closed Today

11:17 a.m. - Staff members hope to open the rink this evening for the public skating session between 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm and drop-in hockey

Plan Commission meeting cancelled

11:15 a.m. - The Spokane City Plan Commission meeting scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 in Council Chambers has been cancelled.

10 a.m.

Downed trees across Spokane have been mapped

10:30 a.m. - SpokaneCity.org has resources posted in the wake of Tuesday's windstorm

Four Spokane Public Library Branches Open with Power

10 a.m. - Downtown Library will be open today from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today. East Side, Indian Trail and Shadle are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

9 a.m.

Greater Spokane DEM UPDATE

9:18 a.m. - Greater Spokane DEM UPDATE

7 a.m.

City to accept storm debris free at Northside Landfill, WTE facility

7:36 a.m. - Large residential storm debris will be accepted free during normal business hours through Nov. 22. Curbside clean green extended for smaller debris.

City streets crews to clear arterials first

7:07 a.m. - Trees will be removed from city streets using the following priority order: arterials, residential streets, side streets.