National Guard helps Leavenworth after state of emergency declared

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LEAVENWORTH, Wash. — The National Guard was deployed to Leavenworth Monday after a state of emergency was declared Friday due to an unprecedented and record-breaking snowfall.

Mayor Carl Florea requested assistance from the National Guard for welfare checks, food delivery, general snow cleanup and private driveway snow removal after the city received 36 inches of snow in under 24 hours Jan. 6.

Some areas reportedly got up to 48 inches in 48 hours.

Local contractors are providing emergency aid that includes snow storage and snow removal.

Officials said some people were able to get out of their homes Saturday. However, it could be several days for others.

A city representative said there are concerns about supplies as the Safeway in the area ran out of gas. However, other gas stations reportedly had supplies.