Neighbors worried as water threatens Spokane County road - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Neighbors worried as water threatens Spokane County road

Posted: Updated:
SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. -

It's now day five of a State of Emergency in Spokane County. The rain is causing so much damage, it's splitting roads in half, becoming a problem for some neighbors. "It's real bad. I've never seen anything like this before," said Steve Asher, who lives off of Elder Road in Spokane County, that's partially closed.

Asher has lived in the area for 20 years. The amount of rain and the damage it's caused is really incredible. "Came up pretty quick and got the road in quite a few places," said Asher.

Elder Road is currently closed from Jackson to Madison Road because of the rain. It's completely impassible because the road is split in half, with culverts even pushing out. "It's like a 5-foot ditch," said Asher.

However, that's not the only problem on Elder road. If you head west, another problem is forming. "It's probably a foot deep and you have to go to one side really careful," said Asher.

Asher lives right in between these two problems. He's hoping this potential issue won't get any worse. otherwise, he won't have a road to get out of. "I will be stuck," said Asher.

He's not sure how long it will take the county to fix the road but for now, he's hoping for the best. 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Can you prank your mom? 'The 25 pound turkey challenge'

    Can you prank your mom? 'The 25 pound turkey challenge'

    Wednesday, December 21 2016 2:36 PM EST2016-12-21 19:36:25 GMT

    KHQ.COM - Most mothers can only hope by the time their children grow up and move out of the house, they've learned all the necessary things to be a successful adult, including the basic knowledge that a turkey must be cooked in an oven, or perhaps in a smoker... NOT in a microwave. For this reason a new prank-challenge going around on Facebook is resulting in some hilarious text conversations between mothers and their grown children.

    >>

    KHQ.COM - Most mothers can only hope by the time their children grow up and move out of the house, they've learned all the necessary things to be a successful adult, including the basic knowledge that a turkey must be cooked in an oven, or perhaps in a smoker... NOT in a microwave. For this reason a new prank-challenge going around on Facebook is resulting in some hilarious text conversations between mothers and their grown children.

    >>
  • Spokane Police investigating death of man shot during sex

    Spokane Police investigating death of man shot during sex

    Wednesday, November 14 2018 8:45 PM EST2018-11-15 01:45:55 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are investigating the death of a man who reportedly shot himself in the head during sex. In a search warrant filed Nov. 8 in Spokane Superior Court, a detective wrote that around 2 a.m. on Nov. 4, police were called to a home in the 7800 block of North Morton Ave. after a woman said her partner shot himself in the head. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are investigating the death of a man who reportedly shot himself in the head during sex. In a search warrant filed Nov. 8 in Spokane Superior Court, a detective wrote that around 2 a.m. on Nov. 4, police were called to a home in the 7800 block of North Morton Ave. after a woman said her partner shot himself in the head. 

    >>
  • Couple, homeless man charged in charitable scam

    Couple, homeless man charged in charitable scam

    Thursday, November 15 2018 2:39 PM EST2018-11-15 19:39:47 GMT

    MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. - Authorities say a New Jersey couple and a homeless man made up a "feel good" story about the man helping them so they could raise money through an online fundraiser. Burlington County prosecutors outlined the allegations against Mark D'Amico, Katelyn McClure and Johnny Bobbitt on Thursday.

    >>

    MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. - Authorities say a New Jersey couple and a homeless man made up a "feel good" story about the man helping them so they could raise money through an online fundraiser. Burlington County prosecutors outlined the allegations against Mark D'Amico, Katelyn McClure and Johnny Bobbitt on Thursday.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/