Neighbors Watching Chewelah Creek Rise - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Neighbors Watching Chewelah Creek Rise

CHEWELAH, Wash. - The afternoon sun brought people to Chewelah Park on Thursday, but not because they wanted to enjoy the playground. Dozens of people took pictures of the rising creek as city employees placed sandbags along the banks of Chewelah Creek.

Neighbors expected the water level to rise overnight and possibly close Lincoln Street on Friday if water spilled onto the roadway. The creek was splashing onto the road on Thursday afternoon.

The high creek level reminded some of a time about twenty years ago when water spilled all the way onto Highway 395, forcing it's closure.

KHQ Chief Meteorologist Bill Kelly said streams, creeks and rivers will continue to rise over the next few days as mountain snow melts and more rain is forecast.

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