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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

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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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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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