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Winter storms test limited county resources


February 14, 2019

Jeff Moberg

Medical officials raised concerns over the county's ability to clear snow in a timely manner while the county says it's doing the best it can.

After a month of snowfall and storms, Dr. Heath Waddell, EMS Medical Director, and EMS Division Chief Jay Kenealy brought concerns about plowing to the county commissioners last week. Though aware that clearing the roads in the wake of a snow event is a long-standing issue for the county, Waddell asked if there might be a way to reevaluate the snow plan to help medical crews reach patients more quickly and easily.

The county is growing, said Waddell, and picking up more people in areas that can be difficult to get to, particularly in big storms. For example, he mentioned a person who receiv...

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