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

Tuesday 3-14-17 Road Closure 10 AM Update

SPOKANE COUNTY, March 14, 2017 – Up to an inch of rain is in the forecast for today, raising the water level in several creeks and streams to flood stage.  According to NOAA, the Little Spokane river forecast is calling for flood stage and potentially higher than it's been in 20 years. 
Forecast for Little Spokane River gage at Dartford: http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=otx&gage=lsdw1 (updated at least once daily)
Page to watch for updated watches/warnings:
Current flood watch: http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=otx&wwa=flood%20watch
This morning, Spokane County Public Works reports additional road closures from washouts.
NEW CLOSURE:       3-14-17, 7:50 AM
                                      Cornwall Road from Yale Rd. to Byers Rd.
                                      Culvert washing out across road
NEW CLOSURE:       3-13-17, 9:00 PM
                                      Greenwood Drive from Indian Canyon to Rimrock Dr.
                                     Water over road and washing out
NEW CLOSURE:       3-13-17, 2:20 PM
                                      Dunn Road from Day Rd. to Day Mt. Spokane Rd.
                                      Road washing out/collapsing
NEW CLOSURE:        3-13-17, 2:15 PM
                                      Betz Road from just east of Hwy. 904, east to Andrus Rd.
                                      Deep water over road, road washing out
CLOSED (Cont.):         3-13-17 11:30 AM
                                     Campbell Road from Elder Rd. to Stoughton Rd.
                                     Undermining causing washout.
CLOSED (Cont.):         3-10-17, 7:45 PM
                                     Orchard Bluff Road from Dunn Rd. to Big Meadows Rd.
                                     Run-off washed out road
OPEN:                        3-10-17, 4:45 PM
                                      Blanchard Road from Chapman Rd to Ross Creek Rd
CLOSED (Cont.):         3-10-17, 3:20 PM
                                      Harvard Road from Elder Rd. to Stringham Rd.
                                      Creek running over road, washing out road
CLOSED (Cont.):         3-9-17, 3:20 PM
                                       Latah Creek Road from Valley Chapel Rd. south to the dead end
CLOSED (Cont.):         2-22-17
                                    Ross Creek Road from Blanchard Rd. north to Pend Oreille County line.
                                    Conklin Road from Deer Creek Rd. to Tallman Rd.
CLOSED (Cont.):         2-18-17
                                    Elder Road from Jackson Rd. to Madison Rd.
CLOSED (Cont.):         2-17-17
                                    Kellogg Road approximately one mile off Hwy. 206 at end of road
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