Otter Signs Snow Disaster Declaration For Washington County

Jan 23, 2017

From left, Secretary of State Lawerence Denney; Rep. Judy Boyle, R-Midvale; Gov. Butch Otter; and Rep. Ryan Kerby, R-New Plymouth gathered Monday as the governor signed a disaster declaration for Washington County.
Credit Bill Dentzer / Idaho Statesman

Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has signed a disaster declaration for Washington County in west-central Idaho due to snow accumulations.

The proclamation signed Monday makes available $65,000 that officials in Weiser say is needed to truck snow out of the city.

The document notes that snow is putting buildings at risk. The Idaho Statesman reports that Weiser's only grocery store collapsed under the weight of snow last week.

Otter says structural engineers are being sent to the area to check on other buildings and schools.