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Barker Road near Trent closed Tuesday

The Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad will be shutting down Barker Road near Trent from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday. People going north on Barker will not be able to get to Trent and people on Trent will not be able to turn south on Barker. Make sure you find an alternate route for tomorrow or you might get caught in a log jam of people running into the road closure and trying to get turned around.

Fire damages mobile home

A mobile home in the River Rose Mobile Home Park at 2601 N. Barker Road was damaged by a fire Thursday at about 1 p.m. No one was home at the time of the fire, which appears to have started on a covered attached deck, according to a press release from the Spokane Valley FIre Department. The homeowner declined assistance from the Red Cross. The cause of the fire and an estimate of damages have not yet been determined. Photo courtesy the Spokane Valley Fire Department.

Open house on I-90 changes

The Washington State Department of Transportation will host an open house Thursday to present design options for Interstate 90 between Barker Road and Harvard Road. There are plans in the next few years to add lanes and make changes to the on and off ramps along that stretch of the freeway.

The open house will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, 17909 E. Broadway. There will be no formal presentation, but engineers will be there to answer questions and take comments on the various proposals.

Winter weather

A whole bunch of roads in south Spokane County are closed because of blowing and drifting snow, but the one that probably impacts Valley residents the most is the closure of Highway 27 from Fairfield to Oakesdale. I also heard some reports earlier of three cars stuck in a big snow drift at Barker Road and Euclid. I’m not sure if that has been cleaned up yet, so it might be best to steer clear of the area. Anyone interested in the full list of highway closures can visit the Department of Transportation web site.

If you have pictures of winter weather that you would like to share, send them to me at and I’ll get them posted.  

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