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Workers in Clark County toil away amid extreme heat

Businesses adapt to high temperatures, adjust schedules

By Sarah Wolf, Columbian staff writer
Published: August 17, 2023, 6:08am
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Manager Betzaira Rodriguez cleans up the food cart after a rush Wednesday at the Maya Fruits and Juice Bar food cart on Northeast Andresen Road. Triple-digit temperatures have made operating food carts difficult.
Manager Betzaira Rodriguez cleans up the food cart after a rush Wednesday at the Maya Fruits and Juice Bar food cart on Northeast Andresen Road. Triple-digit temperatures have made operating food carts difficult. (Photos by Taylor Balkom/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

Betzaira Rodriguez leaned down to the Maya Fruits and Juice Bar window to take a family’s order.

At noon, the outside temperature at the Vancouver food truck hadn’t yet reached a 100 degrees. It’d later hit 102 by 5 p.m. for the second day in a row.

At nearly every business in the county, workers and their employers have had to adjust when temperatures have crept into triple digits.

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