Creeks Spill Banks In Shoshone County - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Creeks Spill Banks In Shoshone County

(Near Kingston Idaho) (Near Kingston Idaho)
(Near Kingston Idaho) (Near Kingston Idaho)

SHOSHONE COUNTY, Idaho – At least 20 people have been warned to leave their homes as creeks spill their banks along the Coeur d'Alene River near Kingston, Idaho.

The Shoshone County Sheriff's Office spent Monday knocking on doors along the Old Coeur d'Alene River Road.  Authorities asked people to evacuate their homes between mileposts 6 and 16. 

Undersheriff Rod Plank estimated about 20 homes were contacted.  He described between 6 and 18 inches of water of the Old road in some places.

"It's not safe to drive over," he said.  "It could be washed out in places."

Ron Knapp lives along Bear Creek, about 5 miles south of the Old Coeur d'Alene River Road.  He has been watching the creek rise and seep closer to his home for about two days.

While he has seen more sever flooding before, he still didn't sleep very well last night. "I could hear the water," he said.

The creek normally runs about 100 yards away from his home.  Monday it was less than 100 feet away as water nearly surrounded his home.

Knapp said water appeared to be receding in the creek near his home, but he still plans to carefully watch the water level.

 

 

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