November 27, 2010 in City

In brief: Additional snow may hamper travel


Travelers heading home as the holiday weekend winds up may have a difficult time as roads become increasingly snow-covered.

A winter storm warning is in effect as Friday’s flurries continue into today, according to the National Weather Service.

Periods of mostly light to moderate snowfall are expected before 4 p.m. today, with conditions improving on Sunday. The break from the weather may be short, though, as snow could continue to pile up Monday or Tuesday.

The forecast calls for additional snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene over the weekend. Today’s high is expected to be 31 degrees, with a nighttime low around 22. Sunday will be slightly cooler, with a high near 27 degrees and a low around 19.

Chelsea Bannach

Post Falls couple killed in wreck

A Post Falls couple were killed and two others were injured Friday in a two-car collision on Highway 95 south of Coeur d’Alene, according to the Idaho State Police.

Kenneth Gollnick, 54, was driving a Pontiac Grand Am south at 4:33 p.m. when he lost control of the vehicle, went into the northbound lane, slid sideways and was broadsided by northbound Chevy TrailBlazer driven by John Orvic, 52, of Post Falls.

Gollnick and his wife, Joy Gollnick, 48, both died. Their son, Daniel Gollnick, 16, was riding in the back seat and was taken to Kootenai Medical Center for injuries he sustained in the accident. His condition was not known Friday.

Orvic was also taken to Kootenai, where he was treated and released.

Police say the roads were snow-covered and Gollnick was driving too fast for conditions.

Chelsea Bannach

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