County continues to dig out after winter storm

Thursday, January 12, 2017
City parks and recreation director Stan Franks plows the sidewalk in front of the chamber of commerce office as city street crews focused their attention on plowing snow from the main traffic arteries in town Jan. 4. Snow crews remained busy throughout the day as Winter Storm Helena continued to dump fresh powder across the northwestern United States.

The largest winter storm to hit southern Idaho in more than three decades left local motorists stranded, caused schools to cancel classes and had city, county and state road crews working around the clock in an attempt to keep local streets clear.

Winter Storm Helena dumped close to 12 inches of fresh powder on Mountain Home the evening of Jan. 4 before dropping another two inches of fresh powder on the city, said city street department director Gene Palmer.

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Local residents pitch in to help free a delivery truck that got stuck in a pile of snow on South 2nd East Street as Winter Storm Helena pounded Mountain Home on Jan. 4.
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