State 1 burn bans lifted in place since late December were lifted this morning, Jan. 11, in Klickitat, Kittitas, Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties.
Highway 2 through Pine Canyon is closed because of a rock slide Sunday afternoon.
Kittitas, Chelan, Klickitat counties also under ban
Air quality conditions have not improved across much of central Washington, prompting the state Department of Ecology to extend and expand burn bans for five counties.
School delays and closures for Jan. 4.
The state Department of Ecology announced Tuesday morning that a stage one burn ban is in effect for Okanogan, Ferry, Douglas and surrounding counties beginning at 4 p.m. today.
Snoqualmie Pass may be closed all day, Stevens set to open at 11 a.m.
A Ferry County man, Jason Youker, was found guilty in U.S. District Court last week on 32 counts relating to his Gold Mountain Estates property that was used as a compound for illegal drug trafficking.
Meteorologists call for snow, ice
Meteorologists are calling for heavy snow and potential freezing rain tomorrow night and into Friday morning.
The Omak Wood Products mill likely will close early next year.
Officials from the state Department of Transportation announced today that the Keller Ferry is out of service.
Due to the extreme wintery conditions today, the Omak School District has cancelled all sporting events, Extreme Challenge and afternoon preschool for Dec. 3.
The National Weather Service has issued a snow and freezing rain advisory for the Columbia Basin eastward to the Spokane area.
While a layer of snow blanketed much of Okanogan and Ferry County in the early morning hours today, the National Weather Service is calling for an additional round of snowfall tonight and tomorrow.
The first day of testimony in the John and Adam Jennings murder trial saw several law enforcement officers testify about getting called more than two years ago for the fatal shooting of a hunter. John Wayne Jennings, 59, and Adam Shaun Jennings, 29, are accused of first-degree murder in the Sept. 2, 2013, death of grouse hunter Michael Ray Carrigan, 52, Humptulips, on Cow Camp Road near the Jennings home.
The North Cascades Highway will close temporarily today at 10 a.m. because of snow, a forecast of heavy rain on Saturday and the possibility of slides.
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