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.


PRESS RELEASE | March 14, 2017 | Update:  10:00 a.m.
Okanogan County Department of Public Works has closed Peter Dan Road at milepost 0.00 to 2.36 through traffic due to landslide after heavy rains and high mountain snow melt.

We will reopen this roads as conditions allow. An alternate route is available, please use Buffalo Lake Road as a detour route.

Your patience during this short closure is greatly appreciated. We apologize for any inconvenience you may encounter during the closure. 

If you need any further information please call Okanogan County Public Works at (509) 422-7300.


Disautel Pass:  3/19/2017

  • 23 DEGREES
  • CLEAR SKIES
  • BARE & DRY

Cache Creek:  3/19/2017 9:10 PM

  • 34 DEGREES
  • BARE
  • FOGGY AT THE SUMMIT

Bridge Creek:  3/17/2017  7:30 PM

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Manilla Creek: 3/14/2017 4:30 AM


Silver Creek: 3/7/2017 6:00 PM


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Forecast:

...Flood Watches and/or Warnings have been issued for portions of the zone forecast area. Please refer to the latest flood bulletin for details...

Okanogan Valley-
Including the cities of Omak, Okanogan, Brewster, Bridgeport, Oroville, and Nespelem
302 AM PDT Sun Mar 19 2017
.TODAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid to upper 40s. 
.TONIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s to lower 30s. North wind 5 to 15 mph overnight. 
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the mid to upper 40s. North wind 5 to 15 mph. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain or snow. Lows in the lower to mid 30s. 
.TUESDAY...Rain or snow likely in the morning, then rain likely in the afternoon. Highs in the mid to upper 40s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the 30s. Highs in the mid 40s to lower 50s. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Lows in the lower 30s. 
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain or snow showers. Highs in the mid to upper 40s. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Rain showers likely. Lows in the 30s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. 
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s.

...Flood Watches and/or Warnings have been issued for portions of the zone forecast area. Please refer to the latest flood bulletin for details...

Okanogan Highlands-
Including the cities of Republic, Inchelium, and Wauconda
302 AM PDT Sun Mar 19 2017
.TODAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s to lower 50s. 
.TONIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the 20s. 
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s to lower 50s. North wind 5 to 15 mph. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain or snow. Snow level 3000 feet. Lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s. 
.TUESDAY...Rain or snow likely. Snow level 3500 feet. Highs in the mid 40s to lower 50s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Rain and mountain snow showers likely. Light mountain snow accumulations. Lows in the mid to upper 30s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. 
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain and mountain snow showers. Highs in the mid 40s to lower 50s. Lows in the lower to mid 30s. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain and mountain snow. Lows in the lower to mid 30s. 
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain or snow showers. Highs in the mid to upper 40s. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Rain and mountain snow showers likely. Lows in the mid to upper 30s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. 
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain and mountain snow showers. Highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s.

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.