Storm impacts roads and schools regionwide


WENATCHEE,WA-Another round of heavy snow overnight blankets North Central Washington forcing schools across the region to close or delay classes. Here are the school districts that have reported so far . . .

Douglas County:

Waterville School District-Closed

Mansfield School District-Closed

Bridgeport School District-2 hrs late

Grand Coulee Dam School District- 2 hrs late

Orondo School District-late start, end of school programs canceled.

Palisades School District- 2 hrs late start.


Grant County:

Moses Lake School District – CLOSED

Ephrata School District – CLOSED

Quincy School District – CLOSED

Royal School District – CLOSED

Othello School District – CLOSED

Odessa School District – Two Hour Late Start

Soap Lake School District – CLOSED

Wahluke School District – CLOSED

Wilson Creek School District – CLOSED

DOT, County and City road crews worked around the clock to try and keep up with the snowfall but several roads were shut down due to impassable driving conditions in the Columbia Basin.

I-90 between Kittitas and vantage from DOT

Hwy 2 between Orondo and Coulee City reopened Monday morning after a prolonged weekend closure. Some drivers were forced to abandoned their vehicles due to the heavy snowdrifts and blinding conditions.

State Troopers tweeted images of the the storm pleading for motorists to stay off the roads.

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