Snow Plow Plan

Spokane Snow Removal

When is the “Snow Season?”

The City has defined the snow season as running from Nov. 15 to March 15. Spokane sees most of its snowfall during these four months of the year, with snow often concentrated in December and January.  Search Spokane Real Estate here.

What is a “Snow Emergency?”

During Snow Season, the City monitors weather conditions 24 hours a day. When snowfall reaches certain thresholds, the City will declare a snow emergency, which triggers a variety of responsibilities for the City and its citizens. We have two snow emergency stages, depending on conditions.

What’s included In a Stage 1 Snow Emergency?

The City will declare a Stage 1 Snow Emergency when 2 inches of snow are on the ground and 4 more are anticipated during the current snow event. This declaration will trigger a number of actions.

What’s included in a Stage 2 Snow Emergency?

The City will declare a Stage 2 Snow Emergency when 6 inches of snow are on the ground and more is anticipated during the current snow event. Again, this declaration will trigger a number of actions.

The City will:

Stage 1 Snow Emergency

  • Notify citizens of the snow emergency.
  • Plow arterials and fixed STA bus routes on a 20-hour schedule until complete.
  • Supplement Street crews with crews from other City departments, as needed.
  • Plow Neighborhood Business Districts to the curb, as part of the arterial routes.
  • Plow around hospitals and in medical district, as needed .
  • Clear snow in Central Business District using de-icer or by plowing to the center of the street.
  • Monitor residential hills for possible action.
  • Clear sidewalks around priority City-owned property within 24 hours.

Stage 2 Snow Emergency

  • Notify citizens of changing snow emergency.
  • Immediately embark on a full-City plow. A full-City plow will take about 4 days of 24-hour operation, depending on weather conditions.
  • Bring in private contractors to supplement City crews.
  • Clear sidewalks around priority City-owned property within 24 hours.
  • Be ready to implement “Snow Corridor Plan,” if weather conditions severely restrict the City’s ability to keep up with snowfall.

Citizens/Property Owners will be asked to:

Stage 1 Snow Emergency

  • Move parked cars off all arterials and fixed STA bus routes within 6 hours.
  • Clear sidewalks of snow within 24 hours.

Stage 2 Snow Emergency

  • Keep parked cars off of all arterials and fixed STA bus routes.
  • Move vehicles out of downtown street parking spaces between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Move parked cars in residential areas to one side of the street within 12 hours. (Even side of the street during even snow seasons-201 0-11 ; odd side of the street during odd seasons-2011-12).
  • Clear sidewalks of snow within 24 hours.
  • Clear snow off of vehicles that are parked along the street.
  • Clear snow from around fire hydrants, storm drains, and mail boxes.

What’s the Snow Corridor Plan?

The Snow Corridor Plan is implemented when City crews cannot effectively keep arterials clear because of weather conditions. Crews will concentrate on identified routes that citizens can rely on until conditions improve. Signage is on the snow corridor routes. The routes include:

North-south

  • Maple St./Ash St. 1-90 to the north City limits.
  • Cedar st./High Dr/lHatch Rd . 1-90 to 57th Ave.
  • Division St. 1-90 to the north City limits
  • Bernard St/lGrand Blvd . Third Ave. to High Dr.
  • Freya St./Greene St./Market St. 1-90 to the north City limits.
  • Freya St./Thor St./Ray St.lRegal St. 1-90 to 57th Ave.
  • Hamilton St.lNevada St. Trent Ave. to the north City limits.

East-west

  • Francis Ave. West City limits on Nine Mile Rd. to Havana St.
  • Wellesley Ave. Assembly st. to Freya St. Sunset Hwy./Second Ave./Third Ave. West City limits to east City limits.
  • 29th Ave. High Dr. to Havana St.
  • 37th Ave. Bernard St. to the east City limits.
  • Mission Ave./Maxwel1 Ave./Trent Ave. Ash St. to the east City limits.

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Published On: October 15th, 2020 / Categories: Uncategorized /

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