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By Garth Meyer
Whitman County Gazette 

County keeps snowplow crews out of quarantine


November 26, 2020

COLFAX — With winter coming on, Whitman County Public Works is looking to keep plow drivers out of quarantine by having crews separated.

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?” Public Works Director Mark Storey said.

“If we’re down 5-10 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 reminded road crews of operational precautions.

“I know some people are fed up with all the restrictions (specif...

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