Pradeep Hatcher

Stay connected during Snow Season

Pradeep Hatcher, Public Information Assistant, No Phone Number Available

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 4:21 p.m.

As the City gears up for Snow Season, you can, too.

The City's defined Snow Season runs from Nov. 15 to March 15 each winter. The Streets Department is ready with truck plows, grader, sanders, de-icers, and other equipment. To respond to snow, City crews also switch to two 10-hour shifts, covering 20 hours a day, seven days a week.

When the snow hits, stay connected with us. The City uses a variety of methods to notify citizens about residential plow routes and snow events. Those include local media,, Facebook and Twitter (using the hashtag #SpokaneStreets), City Cable 5 and neighborhood email distribution networks. You can also call the City's Snow Hotline at 509.625.7737 and sign up to receive text alerts for your respective neighborhood by texting 509.385.5775 and following the prompt to choose a location. Electronic variable message signs added to some of the City's main arterials will also help alert drivers about road conditions and closures.

Here's a brief list of things you can do to prepare for snow:

  • Make sure you have adequate snow shovels or a working snow blower
  • Make sure you have de-icer or sand
  • Look at the Snow Removal Progress Map and figure out which route you live in
  • Figure out where you can park when a Snow Event is called
  • Make sure you know who in your neighborhood might need help with shoveling, errands, or other winter work and offer to help
  • Figure out where to place shoveled snow to prevent the snow you removed from your driveway from being re-deposited when snow plow trucks pass through

Recent winters have brought Spokane record snowfall over prolonged periods. These snow events impact our community, limiting people's ability to get around. The City's snow removal plan was developed to address these kinds of challenges during the winter months, but the approach calls for the City and citizens to work together. So connect with us, prepare for the snow, and help keep Spokane moving this winter.

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