Blowing snow wreaked havoc across the region Monday for many commuters, some of whom were forced to take refuge in National Guard armories after state highways were closed. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton
Travelers find shelter at area Guard armories
OLIVIA -- By 3 p.m. Monday travelers blinded by whiteout conditions and faced with the closure of state highways began arriving at the Olivia National Guard Armory.
By 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, the last traveler sought shelter at the armory where 73 people, including families and elderly couples, slept in the gym.
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