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WEISER, Idaho -- The Weiser River began overflowing its banks on Monday, sending water over roads and into fields and ditches near the town of Weiser.

That's after nearly two-inches of rain fell in parts of western Idaho throughout the past 48 hours.

According to the National Weather Service, the Weiser River is expected to fall back below flood stage by Tuesday afternoon. Flood stage is 9.5 feet on that stretch of the river.

The Weiser River was flowing at 10.9 feet Monday evening.

Authorities say at 11 feet, flood water typicall begins spilling over levees near the Cove Road Bridge, flooding portions of Cove Road and Cooper Lane near Weiser. County roads near the river upstream from Weiser will begin to flood.

The Idaho Transporation Department had crews out in the early evening Monday clearing snags and debris from the Weiser River Bridge in Cambridge. The foreman said the river was running about 6-7 feet lower Tuesday morning and was clear.

A flood warning remains in effect for parts of Washington County through Tuesday evening.


Additionally, the NWS had issued a flood warning for the Weiser River near Cambridge Monday. That warning was set to expire Monday evening

The NWS also issued a small stream flood advisory for parts of Adams and Washington counties. That advisory expired Monday as well.

Some locations expected to experience minor flooding include Council, New Meadows, Cambridge and Midvale.

Drivers are cautioned to stay off flooded roadways. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross safely.

There has been some record rainfall in our area. McCall got 1.18 inches of rain on Sunday, breaking the old record of 0.97 inches set in 1995. And Ontario received 0.48 inches of rain Sunday. This breaks the old record of 0.26 set in 2001.

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