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Martha Lou Wheatley-Billeter, MPA
Public Works Information and Outreach Manager
Office: 509-477-7195

List of Road Closures Grows-State of Emergency

SPOKANE COUNTY, February 17, 2017 – More roads have been closed today due to washouts, but road crews are appreciating the break in the weather.  While the water is slowly beginning to recede in the southeast quadrant of the county, we’re seeing more washouts to the north and east.  Public Works staff will be on standby over the weekend to keep the public informed about additional road closures and/or when a road is reopened.

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Here is an updated list of road closures and watch areas in all four road districts.  We’ve included the day and time of the closures, so you can see how conditions changed on Friday and also how rapidly the current countywide state of emergency developed on Thursday, February 16, 2017.

Friday, February 17, 2017
DISTRICT 1 (Northern Spokane County)
CLOSURE:    7:30 AM, 2-17-17
                        Madison Road from Sillman Rd. to Randall Rd.
CLOSURE:    9:55 AM, 2-17-17
                        Colbert Road from Yale Rd. to Boston Rd.       
CLOSURE:    9:55 AM, 2-17-17
                        Ballard Road from Dartford Dr. to Austin Rd.
CLOSURE:    10:00 AM, 2-17-17
                        Dunn Road from Woolard Rd. to Big Meadows Rd.
CLOSURE:    1:40 PM, 2-17-17
                        Bruce Road from Chattaroy Rd. to Orchard Bluff Rd.
Watch Areas:
Jackson Rd at Bowman Rd – small washout
Colbert Rd at Yale Rd – water across road
DISTRICT 2 (Southeastern Spokane County)
Watch Areas:
Downing Rd. south off Cheney-Spangle Rd. – water running down road
Elder Rd. at Jackson Rd.
Darknell Rd. at Rattlers Run Rd.
N. Kentuck Trails Rd.
DISTRICT 3 (West Spokane County)
CLOSURE:    12:10PM, 2-17-17
                        January Drive from Fruit Vale Rd. to West Terrace Dr.
Watch Areas:
White Rd. from Hwy. 902 to Craig Rd.
Lance Hill Rd. from Hwy. 904 to Pine Springs Rd.
Harrison Rd. at Cornwall Rd.
DISTRICT 4 (Valley, Mt. Spokane foothills and Liberty Lake)
CLOSURE:    6:30 AM, 2-17-17
                        Mt. Carlton Road from Hwy. 206 to Feehan Rd.
Detour:            Hwy 206 to Holcomb Rd. to Feehan Rd./Mt. Carlton Rd. intersection.
                                    Creek is compromising road.
CLOSURE:    6:30 AM, 2-17-17
                        Kellogg Road approximately one mile off Hwy. 206, at end of road.
CLOSURE:    8:25 AM, 2-17-17
                        Judkins Road from Forker Rd. to Morrison Rd.
Detour:            Forker Rd. to Morrison Rd.
Watch Areas:
Bill Gulch is washing out about ½ mile in from highway 206. Some repairs have been made, but it will require constant maintenance.
Scribner and Scribner branch.
Chapman and 44th - water over the road
Temple off of Forker - large volume off water
Foothills off of Forker - large volume of water
Jacobs off of Forker
Miner off of highway 206
Jamieson, East end of road
Liberty Dr, in Liberty Lake
East Newman Lake Dr between Starr Rd and the resort.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
DISTRICT 1 (Northern Spokane County)
CLOSURE:    10:50 AM, 2-16-17
                        Randall Rd. at Madison Rd., intersection
Detour:            Madison Rd. to Sillman Rd.; and on the other end, Randall Rd. to Sillman Rd.
Watch Areas:
Big Meadows Road from Wild Rose Rd. to Madison – deep water running across road.
DISTRICT 2 (Southeastern Spokane County)
CLOSURE:    7:45 AM, 2-16-17
Harvard Road between Elder Rd. and Stringham Rd.
Detour:            Stringham Rd. to Molter Rd. to Elder Rd.
DISTRICT 2 (Southeastern Spokane County) - Continued
CLOSURE:    8:30 AM, 2-16-17
Stoughton Road between Larkin Rd. to Darknell Rd.
Detour:            Madison Rd. to Palouse Hwy to Darknell Rd.
CLOSURE:    11:15 AM, 2-16-17
                        Chapman Road, from 14711 S. Chapman Rd. to Hwy. 27
CLOSURE:    11:15 AM, 2-16-17
                        Roberts Road from the Waverly Cut Off Road to Kelso Rd.
CLOSURE:    2:05 PM, 2-16-17
                        Bradshaw Road from Starr Rd. to Idaho State Line
CLOSURE     2:50 PM, 2-16-17
                        Watt Road from N. Spangle Rd to Yale Rd.
CLOSURE:     3:10 PM, 2-16-17
Cheney-Plaza Road between Patterson Rd. and Wells Rd. is the primary closed area.  Due to traffic coming off of SR-195, road closed signs will be posted on Cheney-Plaza Rd. at each intersection to advise drivers.  Intersections of: SR-195; Wentworth Rd.; Babb Rd.; Patterson Rd.; and Wells Rd.
CLOSURE:    4:55 PM, 2-16-17
OPEN:            11:20 AM, 2-17-16
                        Palouse Road (just north of Fairfield) between Jackson Rd. and Hwy. 27
Watch areas:
Calumet Road between Marsh Rd. to Campbell Rd.
Harvard Rd. between Calumet Rd. to Hoxie Rd.
Prairie View Rd. at Old 195 – water across intersection
Old 195 between Spangle-Waverly Rd. and Prairie View Rd. – 4 areas of water across road
Elder Rd. at Harvard Rd. – soon to be under water
Rohwer Rd. at Spangle-Waverly Rd. – water over road
Sharon Rd. at Stevens Creek Rd. - radius washed out by culvert – coned off
North Pine Creek Rd. approximately 1 mile south of Spangle-Waverly Rd. – water cross road
Cheney-Spangle Rd. and Wentworth Rd. – water cross road
Philleo Lake Road ¼  AND ½ mile north of Cheney-Spangle – water across road
Valley Chapel Rd. between Baker and Paradise Rd. at Dunn Rd. – water across road
Powers Rd. off Sherman Rd. – water across road
Molter Rd. between Rockford-Idaho Rd. and Hoxie Rd. – water running across road
DISTRICT 3 (West Spokane County)
Watch Areas:
Stangland Road between Stangland Rd. and Fancher Rd. – water running over road.
Richland Rd. between Hayford Rd. and Strawberry St.

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