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Two crashes reported on Almota Road


November 26, 2020

COLFAX — In the three months since reconstruction and resurfacing of a section of Almota Road was completed south of town, two crashes have occurred on a curve near Onecho Bible Church – even after the speed reduction from 50 mph to 35 mph.

A fertilizer truck veered off the road and tilted over, and in the other incident, a passenger car ran off the road.

Whitman County crews will now put up new chevrons – curve warning arrows – and signs, going as far as a flashing light if need be, Public Works Director Mark Storey said.

“We made a really nice road in what used to be a crummy...

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