Happy spring! Here's a few things you should know as you start this week.
Flooding continues to be an issue along Upriver Drive where a portion of the road as well as Centennial Trail have been underwater all weekend. The road is closed between Stone and Regal. Just about a mile east from that stretch, a car hit a patch of ice Monday morning and slid into the river. The driver was able to get out unharmed, but authorities urge you to use caution as driving conditions are still dangerous in many areas. Full story here.
A mudslide in Sagle knocked a home off its foundation near Talache Rd this weekend, and rain in the forecast means the danger level is still high. Fortunately, the homeowners were not in the home at the time of the slide but were out of town on vacation. Bonner county declared a state of emergency last week when excessive rain and rapid snow melt began taking a toll on homes and businesses. Full story here.
Multiple mudslides in Bonner's Ferry were blocking major stretches of roads this weekend. Highway 95 is now reopen after being down to one lane. Boundary county is also experiencing multiple road closures due to mudslides and flooding. Lions Den Rd, Cow Creek Rd, Oxford Loop, and Deep Creek Loop continue to be problem areas.
The Ferris High School football coach that was placed on leave earlier this year has now been suspended as the district investigates allegations that coach Jim Sharkey exposed himself to players at a camp last summer. Multiple players have reported witnessing the incident along with other questionable behavior by the coach. Sharkey called the allegations false, and denies any incident took place. Full story here.