Payette County experiencing extensive water runoff

Drivers need to stay clear of water-covered roads
Posted at 10:18 AM, Feb 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-10 13:57:37-05

Payette County Sheriff's Office says significant snow melt in the northwest area of the county is leading to an increase in runoff.

In a press release, the Sheriff says water is running over Big Willow Road near Dry Creek Road. The Sheriff's office says currently no houses are in imminent danger of flooding. They say Payette County is currently monitoring the river levels throughout the entire county. Authorities say the Payette River is expected to rise through Saturday, but the river is projected to crest below flood stage.

The Sheriff says to avoid driving through water-covered roadways, as it's impossible to tell how deep the water is and just two feet of water can carry away a vehicle.