Snow returned to the Inland Northwest with a vengeance Monday. Emergency crews were busy all day cleaning up crashes on the roads.
From 5 a.m. Monday until about 7:30 p.m. there were more than 150 collisions or slide-offs called into 9-1-1. Many minor slide-offs were not reported.
Snow fell during peak commute hours and slowed traffic from Grand to I-90. Along South Arthur, the smallest of slopes were too slippery for some.
"This year, this was the worst so far that I've experienced," said driver Kathy Parrott.
Washington DOT, Spokane County, and Spokane City plows worked throughout the night clearing roads as quick as they could.
The city of Spokane hesitated on calling a Stage One Snow Event, that would result in an all out plow of Spokane, because the forecast was so off.
KXLY ran into several good Samaritans helping people navigate the roads. Jonathan Seaman-Cwik and his dad helped push drivers up maple.
"There were a couple guys towing the bigger ones and then we'd just push them from behind," he said.
Kathy Parrott's front-wheel drive minivan made the trek up the South Hill twice this evening.