Vax Mandate Firings Leaves State Highways Unplowed, Unsafe After Storms
In the wake of the worst storm of the winter, WA drivers are seeing unplowed, unsafe highways.
WA STATE DOT SAYS THEY'RE DOWN AT LEAST 177 DRIVERS
The Washington State Department of Transportation was the hardest hit by the Inslee vax mandate firings, officials (according to a report from the Bellingham Herald) say they're down at least 177 snowplow drivers over a "normal winter."
DOT officials say at least on the Westside, the priority most heavily traveled highways and roads were plowed and treated with sand etc. But many drivers up and down the I-5 corridor found roads clogged with snow, many to the point where you couldn't tell where the lanes and off-on ramps are.
NOT A PEEP FROM INSLEE OR OTHER OFFICIALS
We know for a fact, from an email from Deputy Communications Director Mike Faulk of Inslee's staff, that he has not (to anyone's knowledge) reached out to or spoken with any of the over 3,000 state workers gassed by Inslee's vax mandate.
No surprise then that no statements or comments on the storm or state of road conditions have come from the Governor.
Our son and his girlfriend made a trip from the West side to visit us during the Christmas holiday (from Spokane to Puyallup to Kennewick) and going over Snoqualmie just before the pass was closed they saw a total of ONE snowplow.
Usually, when it's blizzard up there, you see multiples.
According to DOT officials by way of the Bellingham Herald, in October, the DOT was actually down closer to 300 positions, so they were able to frantically get more drivers ready to run snowplows. But a shortage of 177 is still significant. Many state highways remain clogged simply because there are not enough drivers--thanks to Inslee's shortsighted mandate.
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