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Many North Idaho schools close in response to freezing rain

Jan. 9, 2019 Updated Wed., Jan. 9, 2019 at 3:55 p.m.

From staff reports

Multiple school districts in North Idaho, including Post Falls and Lakeland, are closed Wednesday as a result of poor road conditions.

Most school districts in Spokane County are running on regular schedules, but Reardan-Edwall announced a two-hour delay and many other districts north and west of Spokane County also announced delays.

A full list of school delays and closures is available on KHQ.

The Post Falls Police warned on social media that roads there are “extremely icy.”

The city of Spokane reported that arterials “are in good shape” but that residential streets remain icy.

Freezing rain fell over much of the Inland Northwest overnight, but the National Weather Service reported that road temperatures have been rising through the early morning. That made many surfaces slushy for the morning commute.

The freezing rain did not result in significant power outages. As of 6:30 a.m. Avista Utilitiies was reporting that 64 customers were without power on the Moran Priarie. Inland Power reported 34 customers without power in Lincoln County. Northern Lights and Kootenai Electric cooperatives and the Pend Oreille County Public Utility District were reporting no outages.

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