"All hands on deck" last week
as D2 crews address flooding

Mid-April brought significant rains to the Kamiah area, prompting multiple closures on US-12, ID-13 and ID-162, as well as emergency actions by the Red Cross, the Nez Perce Tribe and Idaho and Lewis counties.

Floods brought mud, rock, trees and other debris cascading down hills and mountainsides, and left significant parts of cities and towns in the region underwater, like Moscow and Stites.

In all, closures throughout the district impacted several sections of US-12, shown both above the headline and immediately below this article, in the section between Greer and Kamiah.

Crews worked across boundaries to reopen the roads, even pulling in additional personnel from engineering and ETS. District-wide efforts allowed D2 to meet challenging weather conditions while working to keep the public safe and getting roads open.

Here is a story from KLEW television in Lewiston about the flooding.

Here is a link to an article about Gov. Little declaring a disaster in Idaho County.


Published 04-19-19