In Brief: Snowstorms Expected | Transportation
We've already seen our first snow in the Inland Northwest and KXLY4's Chief Meteorologist Kris Crocker said several more winter storms are on the way.
Light to moderate snow is expected Wednesday in the valleys, Crocker said. The chance of snow lingers through Friday with moderate to heavy snowfall in the valleys.
She also said the temperatures aren't going to climb high enough to do much melting anytime soon.
Continued: Spokane's Snow Plan, Lookout Pass and Winter Driving Tips
Spokane Unveils Revamped Snow Plan
The city of Spokane unveiled a new snow plow plan Monday. They hoped to let residents know they have a plan in place to deal with the above average snowfall expected this winter.
Lookout Pass Set To Open
Lookout Pass just announced they'll be the first local ski resort to open for the season. Lookout received about two feet at the summit last weekend and nearly a foot at the base.
Skiers can take the slopes starting Friday at 9 a.m.
Winter Driving Tips
Experts have some tips for drivers as the roads become icy and snow covered through the winter. AAA recommends ten essential items to carry in your car through winter:
- Cell phone and charger for making emergency calls.
- Warning devices (flares, triangles or other visual alerts).
- First aid kit.
- Flashlight with new batteries.
- Non-perishable food and water.
- Blankets and warm clothing including hat and gloves.
- Jumper cables.
- Abrasive material (sand or cat litter) or traction mats and a small shovel.
- Ice/snow scraper for clearing car and windows.
- Tire chains.