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Flooding closes several roads across Inland Northwest

Flooding closes several roads across Inland Northwest

Warm temperatures across the Inland Northwest have led to rapidly melting snow and flooding around the region.

There are reports of water over the roadway in Reardan, Davenport, Odessa, Harrington and Colfax.

The Washington State Patrol is reporting several road closures due to water over the roadway as a result of the snowmelt.

In Lincoln County, SR 231 has been closed between Interstate 90 and SR 2. State Route 23 has also been closed between St. John and Sprague. Between Sprague and Harrington SR 23 is open but flooding has been reported in numerous locations along the road and could be closed at any time as of 3:30 p.m.

Water has undercut part of the roadway on SR 27 five miles south of Oakesdale, with part of the northbound lane washed away, but the road remains open.

SR 25 has one lane open north from Davenport.

In Whitman County, water is also reported over the roadway in Colfax.

In Spokane County, water is reported over the roadway on SR 27 three miles north of Latah; water is also over the roadway on State Route 2 two miles west of Airway Heights.

UI opens lots for winter break parking

UI opens lots for winter break parking

From the City of Moscow:


The University of Idaho in an ongoing cooperative effort with the City of Moscow is offering off-street parking in several campus lots during the winter break, Saturday, December 21 through Tuesday, January 14.

 

Fire destroys semi on US 195

Fire destroys semi on US 195

Jason Wells says he was the driving at highway speeds when his semi caught fire early this morning on US 195 about five miles south of Pullman. He escaped injury, but the truck was destroyed.


"I got the truck stopped off the edge of the road and out of it before it really went up in flames," Wells says. He left his phone in the truck when he got out, and had to wait about six or seven minutes for a passing car to stop and call it in.

Expect drunk driving patrols during Thanksgiving

Expect drunk driving patrols during Thanksgiving

From the City of Moscow:


The City of Moscow Police Department, in conjunction with agencies throughout the state, is focusing efforts to stop impaired drivers during this coming Thanksgiving holiday. Impaired drivers represent a risk to everyone on Idaho roadways. The goal of the Impaired Driving Patrols is to have no more traffic fatalities on Idaho roadways. The Impaired Driving Patrols will take place from November 17 through November 29, 2013.

Trick-or- Treating safety tips for Halloween night

Trick-or- Treating safety tips for Halloween night

From the City of Moscow:


Halloween is just around the corner and we all want it to be enjoyable for the children in our community.  The Moscow Police Department is passing on some safety precautions as a good reminder.

Personalized license plates celebrate 40 years

Personalized license plates celebrate 40 years

From the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife:

UI homecoming means changes for Moscow Farmer's Market

UI homecoming means changes for Moscow Farmer's Market

The University of Idaho Homecoming Parade will march down Main Street in Moscow on Saturday. Due to the parade, there will be several street closures and the Moscow Farmer's Market will be moved for the day.

To accommodate the parade, the Moscow Farmer's Market will set up shop in the Jackson Street Parking Lot on Saturday, September 28th. It will return to Main Street on October 5th. The following streets will be closed for the parade:

  • Main Street from "A" Street to 6th Street
  • 3rd Street from Washington to Jackson Street
  • 6th Street from Washington to Jackson Street
  • North Jackson Parking Lot from the 2 am to the end of the Moscow Farmer's Market.

The street closures are in effect from 9am through the end of the parade. All other posted parking restrictions will remain in effect during this period. All streets will be opened once the Parade has concluded.