Columbia County Local Roads

Local Road Closures

Resolution #2022-34 In the Matter of County Road Closures

WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS ON BELOW ROADS HAVE BEEN LIFTED AS OF 9AM JANUARY 3, 2023, EXCEPT TUCANNON WHICH IS A PERMANENT RESTRICTED ROAD.

Road NameMile Post
Bundy Hollow 0-0.09
Columbia School0-0.255
Eager Hill0-2.851
Eckler Mtn0-2.827
Fields Gulch0-3.335
Gallaher Rd0-0.60
Johnson Hollow0-2.616
Kellogg0-13.20
Lower Hogeye0-5.906
Lower Whetstone0-3.64
Main Rd0-0.886
McKay-Alto1.2780-12.118
Mill Race Rd0-0.2430
Patit Rd0-14.073
Payne Hollow0-3.084
South Touchet0-4.8
Thorn0-5.087
Tucannon0-20.705 PERMANENT LOAD RESTRICTION
Turner Rd0-12.46
Whetstone2.21-11.346
Whiskey Creek0-0.78
Wilson Hollow2.19-3.954
Wolf Fork0-2.77


Winter Road Closures

 

 
BEFORE THE BOARD OF COLUMBIA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
RESOLUTION #2022-34
IN THE MATTER OF WINTER CLOSURES OF CERTAIN COLUMBIA COUNTY ROADS.
WHEREAS, certain Columbia County roads are generally used only on a seasonal basis;
 and
WHEREAS, these certain roads have a gravel or earth driving surface and are subject
 to unnecessary damage when used during winter months; and
WHEREAS, climatic conditions require the closure of certain roads until such time as the
 County can restore the road to a passable condition; and
WHEREAS, RCW 36.75.270 and RCW 46.44.080 provide that the Board of County
 Commissioners may by resolution limit or prohibit classes or types of vehicles on any county road; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Columbia County Commissioners desires to     restrict the use of
 certain county roads subject to unnecessary winter damage or climatic conditions.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that
1.   The following designated county roads shall be closed to all wheel driven motor vehicles for a period of 270 days from the date of this resolution, PROVIDED, this order shall be in effect only when appropriate notice is posted at the termini of each restricted road or section thereof.
LAST UPDATED:
01/03/2023  2:40 pm
Road NameRoad Closure ClassificationRoad Log NumberBeginning MilepostEnding MilepostStatus
Archer Road2297500.291.84Open
Baker Road2264900.002.58CLOSED
Balch Road (Gated)1229000.003.83CLOSED
Berg Road2154300.000.93Open
Brines Road2285100.004.11Open
Bruce Road2175600.873.84Open
Bundy Hollow Road1111603.758.49CLOSED
Cahill Mountain2141200.003.71Open
Canright Road2114300.004.91CLOSED
Carpenter Road2210100.672.08Open
Cemetery Road (Starbuck)2217700.005.87Open
Cemetery Hill Road (Dayton)1145300.003.32CLOSED
Cottrill Road2151700.001.01Open
Cougar Canyon Road2153500.003.83Open
Crall Hollow Road1143602.723.91CLOSED
Davis Hollow Road1144802.644.10CLOSED
Dewey Road2173700.000.60CLOSED
Dingle Road1268500.000.52CLOSED
Dunlop Road2239600.000.93CLOSED
Dustin Road2111701.482.64CLOSED
East Oliphant Road2198100.741.66Open
Eckler Mountain Road
91240


End Pavement to Hatley1
2.839.24CLOSED
Hatley Gulch Rd. to Snow3
9.2412.53Open
Snow Park to Forest Service Boundary1
12.5316.08CLOSED
Frye Road2128600.000.39CLOSED
Gammon Road2171300.002.03CLOSED
Gwinn Road2290002.624.40OPEN
Hartsock Grade Road3913100.003.02OPEN
Hatley Gulch Road
14240


North Touchet Road to Old Snow Park
3
0.002.91Open
Old Snow Park to Eckler Mtn. Road3
2.914.39CLOSED
Hubbard Road2170100.002.26CLOSED
Jackson Grade Road2291500.001.31Open
Joe Abby Road2202500.000.64Open
Johnson Hollow Road2914107.109.85CLOSED
King Grade Road2286901.082.79Open
Laib Road2281100.003.06CLOSED
Lewis Gulch Road2174605.757.42CLOSED
Low Road1177000.002.37CLOSED
Lower Weinhard Road2241700.821.32Open
Maloney Mountain Road2193100.373.94CLOSED
Maloney Mountain Road2193108.4010.03CLOSED
Maril Road2150800.001.48Open
Mccubbins Road2148700.000.49CLOSED
Melcum Grade Road1149900.005.00CLOSED
Nordheim Road2103000.002.30CLOSED
North Patit Road1159601.087.42CLOSED
Oliphant Road2293200.993.82Open
Payne Hollow Road2123503.0815.86CLOSED
Petticord Road (Gated)1267001.483.90CLOSED
Pettyjohn Grade Road1127300.004.10CLOSED
Pie Plant Road2125900.281.82Open
Range Grade Road2147300.001.37CLOSED
Ring Canyon Road1115600.541.66CLOSED
Robinette Mountain Road2133703.459.75Open
Rose Gulch Road2241101.343.07Open
Rossebo Road1288500.001.17CLOSED
Starveout Road1158000.004.71CLOSED
Stonecipher Road2227500.002.80Open
Territorial Road2273100.006.03Open
Thronson Road1788700.002.00CLOSED
Tucker Road2152600.001.84Open
Warren Road2109200.051.65CLOSED
Whiskey Creek Road2105303.6710.22Open
Whoopem-Up  Hollow Road (Gated)1226301.244.79CLOSED






*Road Closure Classifications:

 1.  These roads are typically closed for the winter
2.   These roads are not closed for the winter but may be closed for extended duration due to climatic issues such as moisture, snow fall, snow drifting, etc.
3.     These roads are not closed for the winter but may be closed for limited duration due to climatic issues such as moisture, snow fall, snow drifting, etc.
2.      The County Engineer is hereby directed to post restrictions as needed on the above­ designated roads.
3.      The County Engineer is hereby authorized to issue special permits for the operation thereon of vehicles transporting perishable commodities or commodities necessary for the health and welfare of local residents under such restrictions, as the County Engineer may deem necessary to protect the county road from undue damage.
4.      The County Engineer is hereby authorized to close any County road on an emergency basis for a period of 365 days from the date of this resolution, PROVIDED, this order shall be in effect only when appropriate notice is posted at the termini of each restricted road or section thereof.  Whenever possible, closures are to be located where users can safely turn around upon arriving at the closure.
5.      Those persons having need for periodic and reasonable use of restricted roads for management and protection of property or for the conduct of other legitimate business may, upon written application to the County Engineer, be granted a general permit for the operation thereon of certain classes or types of vehicles .  Any such permit granted by the County Engineer shall not relieve the permittee from responsibility caused by their indiscriminate use thereof. 
Should an applicant desire to appeal the decision of the County Engineer to deny a general permit request under this section, such appeal must be made to the Board of County Commissioners, in writing, within five (5) calendar days of the County Engineer's decision.
6.   VIOLATION-MISDEMEANOR -  As passed by Ordinance No. 2003-03, violations of any resolution by the Columbia County Board of Commissioners closing a county road, or limiting the classes or types of vehicles allowed on any county road or bridge enacted in compliance with RCW Title 36, shall be punishable as Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree, as designated in the Criminal Code RCW 9A.52.080.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Columbia County Board of Commissioners, State of
 Washington, on this 7th day of November, 2022.