The City of Spokane is geared up for snow response as the possibility of snow looms in the forecast. The City’s defined Snow Season runs from Nov. 15 to March 15 each winter.
A Stage 1 Snow Event is called when two inches of snow are on the ground and four inches or more are anticipated during the current snow event. During a stage 1 event, citizens must move parked cars off all arterials and fixed bus routes within six hours of City declaration of a snow event. Cars parked in residential hill areas also must be moved to the even side of the street within six hours.
A Stage 2 Snow Event is called when six inches of snow are on the ground and more is anticipated during the current snow event. During Stage 2 Snow Events, the City may utilize private contract crews to further expand snow removal efforts.