Williams Lake detour OPEN

UPDATE: Thanks to Stevens County Public Works and members of the Washington State Department of Transportation, Williams Lake Road is once again a viable detour.

U.S. 395 remains closed north of Colville (Milepost 231.5-233) as water continues to flow over the highway. Motorists should use other routes. Stevens County closed the Williams Lake Road detour on April 8 because of damage to the road, according to Al Gibson, Washington State Department of Transportation eastern region communications.

UPDATE: A long detour for passenger vehicles and legally-loaded trucks is available. From Northbound US 395 at Colville, turn right onto SR 20 to Alladdin Road, left on Alladdin, left on Douglas Falls, left on Gillette, left on Williams Lake, right on Spanish Prairie to US 395. The South bound US 395 detour is via Spanish Prairie to Williams Lake Rd., left on Williams Lake Rd. and go north to Gillette Rd., right on Gillette Rd. to Douglas Falls Rd., right on Douglas Falls Rd to Aladdin Rd., right on Aladdin Rd. , which will take you back to SR 20 MP 355.5, near the Colville airport. Then to Colville on SR 20.

It’s about a a 15-mile detour.