Weather Alert Updates


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  1. Snow Response
  2. Extreme cold

Learn About Snow and Ice Response

Visit our snow removal webpage to learn more about how the City prepares for and responds to freezing temperatures and snow.

View a map of primary snowplow routes. When driving near snowplows, please leave room and approach with caution. 

Be Prepared and Safe

  • Pre-purchase supplies. Have snow shovels or a working snowblower and consider buying some salt or sand. 
  • Drive less. In winter weather, stay home if you are able. If you must drive, drive slowly and leave room between you and the vehicle in front of you. Learn more tips about winter driving from the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT).
  • Prevent carbon monoxide 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

  • Move vehicles off the street. Make room for snowplows by clearing the street of any vehicles or obstructions.
  • 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.
  • 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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