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By Michele Smith
The Times 

County still working to repair damages from the February 2020 flood

 

February 18, 2021

Michele Smith

The 2020 flooding event deposited copious amounts of granular debris under the Main Street Bridge and the railroad bridge on the Touchet River. County Engineer Charles Eaton said it will be mid-summer before work can begin on removal.

DAYTON-The Feb. 2020 flood that caused $7.2 million in damages at more than 120 locations has added extra work, time, and stress for County Engineer Charles Eaton and staff in the public works department.

While much has been accomplished to repair flood-related damage over the past year, there are still roads, bridges, and levees in need of repair.

Eaton said Wolf Fork Road, Robinson Fork Road, Tucannon Road, and South Patit Road's upper reach, where the road washed out, are still in need of repair.

"After that, a bunch of bridges are left," he said, ticking off Bosley, Montgomery, Miller,...



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