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Town public works staff pumping water and digging into winter tasks

Winter officially started Dec. 21 – except on the calendar used by Town of La Conner Public Works Director Brian Lease.

Lease and his staff began winterizing in October.

No one can fault their timing, either, given the rash of snowstorms and tidal flooding conditions they have had to deal with the past couple weeks.

“We prepped everything in October, from filling sandbags to getting our equipment ready,” Lease told the Weekly News during a rare break Friday.

It was three months ago, for instance, that Public Works received enough sand to cover street surfaces and fill bags for placement...


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