Second-snowiest October day on record for Spokane area

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Roads in the Spokane area were slick and some lost power throughout the city after a record-breaking 4.7 inches of snow fell in the region. The Spokesman-Review reports Avista Utilities reported more than 2,100 customers without power about 3 p.m. Friday. Most of the outages were in central Spokane. Many of those outages were resolved within a few hours. The National Weather Service reported that snow began to fall mid-morning and accelerated to an inch-per-hour in some locations. The storm marks the second year in a row that Spokane has been hit by a significant October snow storm.