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By Garth Meyer
Whitman County Gazette 

Road department looks to keep snowplow crew free of virus


November 19, 2020

COLFAX - With winter coming on, Whitman County Public Works looks to withhold plow drivers from quarantine by keeping crews separated from each other.

If they lose a group at one shop, another crew from another has to fill in.

“If we get hit hard by COVID, how do we keep the plows out?” said Mark Storey, Public Works director. “If we’re down five to ten people, we’re gonna have a hard time keeping the roads cleared. We struggle even when we have all hands on deck.”

Last week, Storey put out a reminder on operational precautions to the roads crew.

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