ALERT: City Urges Extreme Caution As Spokane River Rises & Warm - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

ALERT: City Urges Extreme Caution As Spokane River Rises & Warm Weather Nears

KHQ.COM - With the Spokane River near flood stage and very warm temperatures expected later this week, the City of Spokane's Fire Department and Utilities Division are urging citizens to use extreme caution around the Spokane River. 

Areas along Upriver Drive from the Riverview Apartments east to Greene Street and in Peaceful Valley are most at risk for flooding, but the entire river is running high and fast. Although outside air temperatures may be warm, water temperatures are very cold.  These conditions are a recipe for potential drowning.

The City wants to remind residents to use extreme caution around the river:

o       Don't allow children to play in the river.  Moving water six inches deep can knock an adult off their feet, and the swift current can move a person downstream quickly.  Cold water temperatures also can cause hypothermia.

o       Don't attempt to drive over flooded roads.  Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars causing loss of control and possible stalling. A foot of water will float many vehicles.  Two feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles including sport utility vehicles and pick-ups.

o       Observe road closure signs and stay out of barricaded areas.  Even before roadways are flooded, portions of the Centennial Trail along Upriver Drive can become submerged.  Please obey signage there, as well.

o       Call 9-1-1 immediately if you have an emergency along the river.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • WATCH: Toy Story 4 trailer released

    WATCH: Toy Story 4 trailer released

    Monday, November 12 2018 11:49 AM EST2018-11-12 16:49:24 GMT

    KHQ.COM - Toy Story 4 is coming! Disney-Pixar released the first trailer for the long-awaited sequel on Monday. The new installment in the franchise was confirmed three years ago and last April it was confirmed the release would happen in the summer of 2019.

    >>

    KHQ.COM - Toy Story 4 is coming! Disney-Pixar released the first trailer for the long-awaited sequel on Monday. The new installment in the franchise was confirmed three years ago and last April it was confirmed the release would happen in the summer of 2019.

    >>
  • Lewiston man dies in hunting accident

    Lewiston man dies in hunting accident

    Monday, November 12 2018 4:26 PM EST2018-11-12 21:26:40 GMT

    LEWISTON, Idaho - Authorities say a north-central Idaho man died while hunting Sunday morning after accidentally shooting himself. The Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office says 25-year-old Ryan S. Rigney of Lewiston was hunting near Soldiers Meadow Lake when he accidentally discharged his gun.

    >>

    LEWISTON, Idaho - Authorities say a north-central Idaho man died while hunting Sunday morning after accidentally shooting himself. The Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office says 25-year-old Ryan S. Rigney of Lewiston was hunting near Soldiers Meadow Lake when he accidentally discharged his gun. The Lewiston Tribune reports emergency medical crews were sent to the rural location about 7:42 a.m. but lifesaving measures were unsuccessful and Rigney died at the scene.

    >>
  • Two Clarkston residents arrested arrested in connection with methamphetamine trafficking

    Two Clarkston residents arrested arrested in connection with methamphetamine trafficking

    Sunday, November 11 2018 9:33 PM EST2018-11-12 02:33:21 GMT

    After several months of investigation, detectives arrested two Clarkston residents in connection with methamphetamine trafficking as well as a third person for resisting arrest. 

    >>

    After several months of investigation, detectives arrested two Clarkston residents in connection with methamphetamine trafficking as well as a third person for resisting arrest. 

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/