Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Spokane Valley Numbers to Call For Downed Trees and Traffic Signals

From a news release received from Spokane Valley today:

With the Spokane office of the National Weather Service (NWS) forecasting the possibility of 35 mph winds gusting up to 60 mph on Wednesday, December 9, City of Spokane Valley Public Works crews and other staff members are prepared to respond to reports of downed trees in the roadways, missing or inoperative traffic signs and signals, and to help steer community members to response and recovery resources. 
Although not as strong as the 71 mph winds that tore through the region on November 17 of this year, community members should be prepared for potential impacts. 
The National Weather Service website at www.weather.gov has tips on preparing for strong winds. Just click on the "Safety" link for ideas including having a qualified and reputable service provider trim tree branches away from your house/power lines, securing loose items such as gutters, shutters and other items that could become airborne, and more preparation tips.  They also have tips for safety during and after high wind events, such as avoiding driving during strong winds, sheltering in a safe place, staying away from downed trees and power lines, and reporting downed trees, signs and inoperative signals.
Report storm-downed trees/debris in the roadway, traffic signal outages, and downed traffic signs as follows:
CITY OF SPOKANE VALLEY REPORTING INFORMATION
Description
Weekdays 8:00am - 5:00pm
After hours
Traffic signal outages
Call 9-1-1
Call 9-1-1
Traffic signs down
Call 921-1000
Call 9-1-1
Downed trees in right of way
Call 921-1000
Call 9-1-1
Debris in right of way
Call 921-1000
Call 9-1-1 if presenting traffic hazard; otherwise call 921-1000 and leave message or report online at www.spokanevalley.org using the Report a Problem link
Street lights out (not traffic signals)
Call 921-1000
Call 921-1000 and leave message or report online at www.spokanevalley.org using the Report a Problem link

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