Compiled for the 30th anniversary of Mount St. Helens’ eruption, a selection of reader memories that tell the tale of that day.
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Sometime around early afternoon I got a phone call from the head of maintenance wondering why I didn’t go to work that day. I told my boss I understood we were to stay off the roads for the foreseeable future. He said, ‘Who do you think is going to clean this place?’