Melting Snow Leaves Deep Water On Some Area Highways - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Melting Snow Leaves Deep Water On Some Area Highways

SPOKANE CO./WHITMAN CO., Wash. - Melting snow and rain left deep standing water on some area highways Monday morning.

Deep standing water on Prairie View Road off Old Hwy. 195 (between Plaza and Rosalia) forced the closure of Prairie View Rd. Authorities estimated the pool of water to be 400 feet long and 150 feet wide. The flooding of a nearby creek also contributed to the large pool of water. One driver attempted to drive through the water early Monday morning and stalled. 

There was no word on when the road would re-open, Spokane County Sheriff's deputies told KHQ's Matt Rogers at the scene.      

There was also heavy water on State Route 27 in both directions, three miles south of Oakesdale.

Sheriff's deputies says motorists should never attempt to drive through deep standing water on a highway.

For updates throughout the day, watch NewsBreaks with Dave Cotton streaming live on KHQ.com at 10, Noon and 2.

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