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Traffic Revision Sept 12, 2014

As of about 12:00 Noon today, the Washington State Patrol is at the scene of a fatal collision (no affiliation to WSU) on SR 195 at the Albion Rd. The road will be closed in both directions for probably the next 3 hours. Coming south it will be closed in Colfax so the detour to Pullman will be SR 272 in Colfax to SR 27 and then in to Pullman. If leaving Pullman it will be SR 27 to SR 272 if you are heading north.

Air Quality in Pullman

According to the Department of Ecology, Pullman air quality is currently listed as Unhealthy. Individuals in sensitive groups (sensitive groups include people with heart and lung disease, asthma, diabetes, infants, children, adults older than 65, pregnant women, or who have had a stroke) should limit their time outdoors. For more information go to Environmental Health & Safety’s Wildfire Smoke page at http://ehs.wsu.edu/ph/wildfiresmoke.html. The page includes links about current air quality statewide, and precautions to take if the air quality deteriorates. Current air quality listings can be accessed at the Washington Department of Ecology site: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/enviwa/. Additional information can be found at: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/enviwa/ https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/enviwa/App_AQI/AQI.en-US.pdf

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

This afternoon July 23, 2014 the National Weather Service out of Spokane has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Palouse. The storm may produce large hail up to a ping-ball size in the area. Seek shelter inside a sturdy structure and stay away from windows. Flash flooding is potentially a hazard, do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

Heat Advisory

The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a Heat Advisory from Tuesday July 15, 2014 through Wednesday July 16, 2014. High temperatures may range from 100 to 108 degrees in the afternoon, temperatures will be warmest between 1pm and 8pm each afternoon.

A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatues is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat related illness are possible.

The Washington State Department of Health has the following suggestions for staying cool in hot weather, as well as links to further information:

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Hot Weather Caution

With temperatures predicted to reach into the high 90’s and possibly 100 this weekend, it is essential to be pro-active in preventing heat related illnesses.  Prevention is the key! It is far easier to prevent heat related illnesses than it is to reverse them once they have begun. Staying cool and making simple changes in your fluid intake, activities and clothing during hot weather can help you remain safe and health.

The Washington State Department of Health has the following suggestions for staying cool in hot weather, as well as links to further information:

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Power Outage Update

The power outage which impacted WSU Pullman this morning has been resolved. Avista crews have repaired the feeder line which provided power to the WSU campus and surrounding areas.

Pullman Campus Power Outage

The WSU Pullman campus has experienced a power outage affecting primarily the east side of the campus.  Temporary repairs are being made that will restore power to most on-campus locations.  Crews are en-route and permanent repairs will be accomplished by Avista Utilities as soon as possible.

Update Hazardous Materials Release

The hazardous materials release is contained in the alley between Sloan Hall, Dana Hall, and the Engineering Teaching Research Laboratory. Avoid this area, shelter in place order has been lifted if you are in the vicinity exit toward College Av. and Spokane St.