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COLFAX, Wash. - The City of Colfax has declared a State of Emergency following the heavy snowfall the city has experienced over the last few weeks.

The City of Colfax released this statement:

"Because of all the snow that we (the City of Colfax) has received in the last couple of weeks, has declared a state of emergency.  We are trying to remove all the snow that the street crews have piled up but that leads to more hazards for the citizens of Colfax and the people traveling thru Colfax. Here is a list of the concerns about the piles of snow on Main Street.

  • Ø We have taken a four lane highway and have now made it a one lane going both ways which slows traffic and starts to create the hazard.
  • Ø Another hazard is visibility. It is so poor due to the size of the piles of snow that people can not see around them.
  • Ø People at crosswalks have to step further out into the lane of travel to see if someone is coming before crossing the streets which is another hazard.

We work hard to keep the lanes of travel open for traffic and safe but we are simply running out of room.

Over the next couple of days expect delays when traveling thru Colfax, with the help of Washington State Department of Transportation in lending us a front end loader, the cities two backhoes and a front end loader and two trucks from Palouse River Rock we will be cleaning Main Street of the piles of snow to make it safer for the citizens and the traveling public moving around Colfax."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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