Ferry closed for wind


Last updated 11/14/2021 at 1:59pm

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High winds close ferry.

High winds have prompted the closing of Keller Ferry on Sunday until further notice.

The Washington state department of transportation issued a notice just after 11 am Sunday that the ferry was closed:

"The Keller Ferry that crosses the Columbia

River is temporarily out-of-service due to high

wind on SR 21 at milepost 106.5 just North of

Wilbur, beginning at 11:06 am on November

14, 2021 until further notice."

The National Weather Service out of Spokane issued a wind advisory through 7 pm Sunday expecting winds 15 to 25 mph with

gusts up to 45.

It also issued a High Wind Watch into Monday night for southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55, with a potential for local gusts nearing 60 late Monday afternoon

and evening.

The affected area includes: "Colfax, Chewelah, Elk, Cheney, Odessa, Ralston, Colville,

Arden, Newman Lake, Clayton,

Uniontown, Oakesdale, Kettle Falls,

Rockford, Rosalia, Coulee City,

Spokane, Creston, Tekoa, Electric

City, Wilbur, La Crosse, Lamona,

Newport, Harrington, Davenport,

Grand Coulee, Stratford, Orin, Deer

Park, Pullman, Ritzville, and Coulee

Dam," NWS said.


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