Wednesday, December 10, 2008

City Gearing Up For Expected Snow

The City of Spokane is gearing up for the snow that we're expecting this weekend. According to a press release they just sent out, the City plows the streets according the following priority list:

1. Snow emergency routes: arterials that carry more than 15,000 vehicles each day.
2. Major arterials: arterials that carry less than 15,000 vehicles each day.
3. Secondary arterials and bus routes.
4. Residential hills.
5. Residential streets: Residential streets will be plowed if snow accumulations reach more than 4 inches, snow continues to fall, and additional snowfall is predicted in the forecast.

Citizens are asked to remove their vehicles from the streets when plows are expected. Updated plowing schedule information is available by calling the City’s snow removal hotline at 456-2666.

1 comment:

Charles said...

Maybe STA needs to give the city a current map of the bus routes, last year the city plowed bus routes that have been abandoned or moved for almost three years now.

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SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.