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Here are some of the top stories on columbian.com this week:
Officials warn of treacherous ice and single-digit wind chill Thursday morning in Clark County after snow blanketed the area Wednesday.
The National Weather Service in Portland predicted temperatures would drop overnight into the 20s by Thursday morning. The cold, paired with forecasted wind gusts of 25 to 30 mph, could drive the wind chill as low as 5 to 10 degrees, according to meteorological technician Gerald Macke.
- Winter storm warning in effect until early Thursday
- Day 2: Winter weather crashes block freeways in Clark County, Portland
- Day 3: Clark County digs out from snowstorm despite freezing temps
A Clark County sheriff’s deputy was in critical condition Wednesday after a portion of a tree fell onto his vehicle on Washougal River Road.
The single-vehicle crash was reported at 10:14 a.m. near Salmon Falls Road, just past the Skamania County line.
- Deputy transported to area hospital with serious injuries
- Update: Clark County sheriff deputy seriously injured in Skamania crash identified
- Update: Clark County deputy loses leg after weather-related crash, still in good spirits
An 8-year-old Vancouver boy who was missing since June was found safe Friday in Jasper County, Mo.
According to the FBI, investigators at the Kansas City, Mo., office found Breadson John and placed him in the custody of Missouri’s Department of Social Services. Washington Child Protective Services staff are traveling to Kansas City to bring him back to Washington.
The owners of Art Kuzma Motors closed the garage doors for the last time Jan. 31, ending a legacy that was 86 years in the making.
“It’s a good legacy,” reflected Alan Kuzma, the family owner of the used car dealership, which was one of Clark County’s oldest businesses. The parting, though, is bittersweet.
If you’re a Vancouver resident, you may have received a mailer advising that your water contains “per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances,” otherwise known as PFAS – harmful human-made chemicals.
The four-letter acronym represents a class of thousands of substances, or “forever chemicals.” Like the nickname implies, they don’t break down in the environment or the human body.