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Morning Press: Snowstorm, Kuzma Motors closes, missing boy found in Missouri

By Amy Libby, Columbian Web Editor
Published: February 25, 2023, 6:02am

What does the weather have in store next? Check out out local weather forecast before you head outside.

Here are some of the top stories on columbian.com this week:

Snow blankets Clark County

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.

Clark County deputy injured in winter-weather crash in Skamania County

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.

Vancouver boy, 8, missing since June, found in Missouri

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.

Art Kuzma Motors closes its doors

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.

Vancouver searches for source of ‘forever chemicals’ in city’s water

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.