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Posted on: January 16, 2024

City Prepared for Snow

City Prepared for Snow

Dear neighbors,

The National Weather Service is predicting snow beginning Tuesday evening through possibly Thursday morning. Your city team is ready to respond as needed.

Below, please find a few tips, resources and links to snow-related information on the city’s website. Stay safe and warm.

Learn About Snow and Ice Response

Visit the city’s snow removal webpage to learn more about how the City of Spokane Valley prepares for and responds to freezing temperatures and snow.

You can view a map of primary snowplow routes and view the snowplow status map. Please remember, when driving near snowplows, leave room and approach with caution.

Be Prepared and Safe

  • Pre-purchase supplies. 
  • Have snow shovels or a working snowblower and consider buying salt or sand. 
  • Stay home if you are able, but if you must drive, drive slowly and leave room between you and the vehicle in front of you. 
  • Prevent carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Never use generators or gas or charcoal grills inside the house. Carbon monoxide levels build quickly and are a silent killer.

Be a Good Neighbor

  • Clear your sidewalks. Help neighbors get around safely by clearing sidewalks near your home or business. Learn more about the city’s regulations on the snow removal sidewalk webpage.
  • Move vehicles off the street. Make room for snowplows by clearing the street of any vehicles or obstructions.
  • Clear your storm drains. Heavy snow can block storm drains and cause localized flooding. Help the community by clearing off storm drains of snow and debris near your home or business.
  • Take care of each other. During extreme weather, check in with neighbors, especially seniors, to see if they need help.
  • Protect your pipes. When the temperatures are below freezing, wrap outdoor and indoor pipes with tape, cloth or other insulating materials. Know where your water shut-offs are located, in case of an emergency.

Report an Issue

Report a snow or ice concern by submitting a request for service through SVexpress 24/7. Visit SpokaneValleyWA.gov/311 or download the “SVexpress311” app at Apple or Google Play stores.

Find a Shelter

For those in need of shelter or safe parking on cold nights, visit ShelterMeSpokane.org or the city’s housing and homelessness webpage for links to resources.

Connect With Our Partners 

Utilities and curbside trash removal in Spokane Valley are provided by independent entities. Your location determines some of the providers. Find more information and helpful links to electricity, natural gas, internet, garbage and recycling, sewer, cable, and water on the city’s utilities webpage.

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