Hwy 395 and SR 31 closed

Water over the road and mud slides have closed two northeast Washington highways.

According to the Washington State Department of Transportation, US 395 is closed between Colville and Kettle Falls at milepost 232, and State Route 31 is closed between Ione and Metaline Falls at milepost 11.

A detour for the Highway 395 closure, for cars and properly-loaded trucks, is available on Williams Lake Road. Prior to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, that country road detour was open only to cars and EMPTY trucks, due to seasonal weight restrictions.

A detour for State Route 31 cars is available on Sullivan Lake Road. That county road remains under seasonal weight restrictions. Commercial trucks are asked to stay off Sullivan Lake Rd.

(story: Nichole Mischke, KHQ Right Now Reporter, KHQ.com; photo: KHQ.com)