205 W 5th Ave
Ellensburg, WA 98926-2887
Monday - Friday8 AM - 5 PM
Kittitas (pronounced 'kit-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
Kittitas County, WA -
Last night saw an increase in the snow melt due to warmer weather and rain. Motorists are urged to use caution, especially at night.
We have several locations in the County where water is over the roadway and County Roads is working to post signs at these locations. Most of these locations are north of town. Inside the City of Ellensburg they are seeing flooding in the typical areas; west Ellensburg and also along Dolarway.
There are reports of both commercial and residential flooding Northwest of Ellensburg in the Reecer Creek / Dry Creek area and in West Ellensburg. No injuries have been reported.
Currently the following roads are closed:
The intersection of 5th and Railroad
Dolarway and Enterprise
Typically, the water has been rising until midnight or just after and then receding slightly throughout the morning, but last night the water reached a three day high. County Roads has set up a sand bag filling station on the north side of the Fairgrounds by Western Village and Shady brook.
The Sheriff's Office will continue to post updates through local media and on their face-book page.
Kittitas County, from the Cascades to the Columbia, and online at http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us
Clayton Myers. Undersheriffclay.myers@co.Kittitas.wa.us509-925-8534
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.