CCT.PSD

The Public Safety Division carries out the essential and honorable function of educating and protecting the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation.

Pass/Road Conditions

UPDATED REGULARLY AT 5:00 AM AND 3:00 PM


Per CCTDOT - The Columbia River Road is now open for local traffic.  Be advised that the road surface is still gravel and will be paved at the earliest possible time this spring.  Use caution and obey all warning signs when traveling through this area.  The contractor will be maintaining the gravel surface until such time that it can be paved.

Keller- currently two wash outs, near Kuehne Road and Jack Creek.  There are no closures, just be cautious to the areas.

Flood warning for west central Ferry County until this evening.  Highway 21 between MP 130 and MP 146; a combination of water, snow and ice is blocking sections of the highway.  Motorists traveling between Keller and Republic should be prepared for delays.

CCTDOT is sending out this advisory (Feb 16, 2017 at 3:28pm) for flooding along Highway 21.  Water is currently about a foot deep across Highway 21 at South Nanamkin.  The road is not closed, but it is advised to avoid the area unless necessary.  Also there is minor flooding and extreme muddy conditions along Silver Creek Road at this time.  BIA and County crews are out in force to address the problems.


Disautel Pass: 2/27/2017 4:58 AM

  • 16 DEGREES
  • SNOW FLURRIES
  • ICY ROAD CONDITIONS

Cache Creek: 2/26/2017 8:18 PM

  • 21 DEGREES
  • NO LONGER SNOWING
  • SNOW & ICE ON ROADWAY

Bridge Creek:  2/26/2017 7:57 PM

  • 19 DEGREES
  • COMPACT SNOW & ICE
  • CLEAR SKIES

Manilla Creek: 2/19/2017 10:00

  • 30 DEGREES
  • 2" NEW SNOW
  • UNPLOWED

Silver Creek:


Schools:


Additional:

Okanogan Valley-
Including the cities of Omak, Okanogan, Brewster, Bridgeport, Oroville, and Nespelem
257 AM PST Mon Feb 27 2017
.TODAY...Mostly cloudy. Isolated snow showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower to mid 30s. Chance of precipitation 20 percent. 
.TONIGHT...Cloudy. A chance of snow. Lows 12 to 19. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. 
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower to mid 30s. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow. Lows in the lower to mid 20s. 
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain or snow. Snow level 2000 feet. Not as cool. Highs in the lower to mid 40s. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain or snow. Lows in the lower to mid 20s. Highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain or snow showers. Lows in the mid to upper 20s. Highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s. 
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain or snow showers. Lows in the lower to mid 20s. 
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of snow showers. Highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s. 

Okanogan Highlands-
Including the cities of Republic, Inchelium, and Wauconda
257 AM PST Mon Feb 27 2017
.TODAY...Mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers. Highs in the lower to mid 30s. Chance of precipitation 40 percent. 
.TONIGHT...Cloudy. A chance of snow. Lows 9 to 19. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. 
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the lower to mid 30s. In the mountains, gusts up to 30 mph in the afternoon. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow. Lows in the lower to mid 20s. Southwest wind 10 to 20 mph. 
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow in the morning, then a chance of rain or snow in the afternoon. Not as cold. Highs in the upper 30s to mid 40s. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of precipitation 20 percent. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow. Lows in the 20s. Highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Lows in the mid 20s to lower 30s. 
.FRIDAY...Breezy. Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain or snow showers. Highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Lows in the lower 20s to lower 30s. Highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s.

What can you do to prepare for a winter storm?

Fuel up your vehicle.  Even when roads are passable, if the power is out you won’t be able to refuel.
 
Make sure you have enough food, water, heating fuel, and medications to last through the storm.  Freezing rain, followed by snow at the higher elevations, may drop trees across roads and make east-west travel across the reservation difficult or impossible.
 
Watch the weather forecast.  Once the freezing rain starts, stay off the roads.  Give road crews time to plow the snow and spread sand before you go anywhere.
 
If the roads are in poor condition, check to see if there is a late reporting time set or admin leave approved.
 
Look at any snow piles around your house. If there is going to be warm rain falling on snow, you need to consider water damage from snowmelt. Snow piles may dam up the runoff, divert it into your house, or send it somewhere else you don’t want more water.
 
Check on your neighbors, especially elders and those with medical problems. Call for medical help if it is needed.