Weather for the Lewis-Clark Valley, Palouse, and Camas Prairie brought to you by Nez Perce Express.

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LEWIS-CLARK VALLEY

This Morning Rain and snow likely after 10am, becoming all rain after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 43. Southeast wind 5 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Idaho's 511 System Down For Maintenance Tomorrow

7pm - 12am | Weds Night

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BOISE, ID – The Idaho 511 line and website will be down tomorrow night.  The Idaho Transportation Department is performing technology maintenance on the phone line, website, and app.  Those services provide road conditions and accident blockages on Idaho’s highways.  There is a Winter Storm Warning for much of the state this week, so if you’re about to travel, they advise you to check conditions right before they turn the system off.

Hwy 95 Widening May Start Next Summer

ITD Won Latest Appeal

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GENESEE, ID – Highway 95 may finally be four lanes from Lewiston to Moscow in the near future.  The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Transportation Department during the latest appeal over the expansion.  The area from Thorn Creek to Moscow has been embroiled in controversy since before work shut down on the highway.  The stretch of unfinished highway remains one of the deadliest roads in Idaho.   

Lapwai Mayor Dies In Accident At Casino

Highway 95 | 12:30 pm

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LAPWAI, ID – The Lapwai Mayor died this afternoon in an accident near the Clearwater River Casino.  Iona Ruth McConville was trying to turn left onto Highway 95 from the south entrance to the Casino.  An oncoming van was headed northbound when it collided with her vehicle.  She died as a result of her injuries at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.

Bennett Lumber Now Hiring: Machinist

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Bennett Lumber Products, Inc. is a family owned and operated sawmill with locations in Princeton, ID and Clarkston, WA.  We are seeking a full-time machinist for our Princeton, ID facility.  The successful applicant must be capable of precision machine work.  They must be able to interact with all departments to build new or replacement parts for the mill.  They must be able to operate shop equipment (lathes, horizontal and vertical CNC mils, drill press, band saws, cranes, etc.).  We prefer but don’t require sawmill experience.  CNC experience is required.

Weather for the Lewis-Clark Valley, Palouse, and Camas Prairie brought to you by Nez Perce Express.

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LEWIS-CLARK VALLEY

This Morning Rain and snow likely before 11am, then a slight chance of rain. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 43. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Some Snow Accumulation Possible This Week

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LEWISTON, ID – The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for parts of eastern Washington and north-central Idaho.  A weak weather system passing through the region will bring light accumulations of snow today. 

Saturday Stuff-To-Do

Events Around Our Area

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ASOTIN, WA – The annual Asotin Lighted Christmas Parade is this afternoon.  It features floats from local fire departments, police departments, off-road clubs, local royalty and a lot more.  It’s free to bring the family down.  It starts at 5:00 pm on 2nd street.  It runs from the Courthouse Annex to just past the school.  After the parade Santa will be in the Asotin City Fire Station to give out cookies and hot chocolate.  He’ll also be available for pictures with kids.

SR 26 Open Next Friday

Detour East of Othello

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OTHELLO, WA – The highway between Colfax and Vantage will reopen on December 14th.  The Washington State Department of Transportation tweeted that date today.  In the Tweet, they said between now and then they’ll finish the bridge rails, the curb, guardrail, deck grooving, and apply temporary stripes.

Asotin Christmas Parade

Saturday | 5pm | 2nd Street

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ASOTIN, WA – Tomorrow is the annual Asotin Lighted Christmas Parade.  It features floats from local fire departments, police departments, off-road clubs, local royalty and a lot more.  It’s free to bring the family down.  It starts at 5:00 pm on 2nd street.  It runs from the Courthouse Annex to just past the school.

Clarkston Boy Not Missing

Photos Spread Yesterday on Facebook

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CLARKSTON, WA - Photos have been circulating Facebook about a Clarkston boy who was missing.  The Clarkston Police Chief says he wasn't at home for a few hours yesteday after an argument with his parents, but he is now home again.

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