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Heavy rains come crashing down.

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SPOKANE, Wash - From the KHQ weather forecast team powerful thunderstorms moved into southern Spokane County and Eastern Lincoln County Monday night.  These storms brought hail with accumulations of up to an inch and wind gusts up to 40-miles-per-hour.  The storm is moved south at 25-miles-per-hour. 

Avista reported scattered outages in Davenport, Spokane and Colville effecting over 100 customers..

Two city crews were dispatched check the overflowing sewers.  There were significant water back-ups all over Spokane, especially near the Maple St. Bridge.  Drivers were asked to use extreme caution in that area for several hours.

The Washington State Patrol also asked motorist to exercise extreme caution while traveling on I-90 east and west bound near the Thor/Freya on/off-ramps.  Water covered both lanes causing drivers who were not slowing down for the conditions to slide all over the roadway.  The roadway also remained covered with water for several hours.

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