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Local Businesses Not Affected by Flooding

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Posted: December 6, 2007

TRI-CITIES, Wash.-- Local Starbucks coffee shops along with Fred Meyer and Albertsons grocery stores all say deliveries are pretty much on schedule with no delays. This is a far cry from what is happening in King County. Commercial Truck Driver, Guy Locicero, says the flooding forced him, like many others, to travel a different route.

Since truck drivers can only be on the road 11 hours each day, Locicero says its affecting his schedule.

"We had to navigate through Interstate 84 and take the long way around so, it put an extra day on my route," admits Locicero.

In light of the flooding, Locicero said he had to make special housing arrangements with family members. He also thinks the effects of the flooding will continue to make it tough on truckers for a very long time.