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Wenatchee homeless camp survives winter storm, braces for snow melt

WENATCHEE — When Stephanie Brown woke up Thursday morning to two feet of snow, it felt like the walls of her tent were closing in.

“We’re completely and totally snowed in; we can’t get out,” Brown said. Eventually a friend helped clear a path to the tent door, but it’s still difficult to enter or leave the tent. “It’s like going out of a birth canal every time we go in or out.”

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Stephanie Brown returns her dog, Mary Jane, to her snow-covered tent in a homeless camp near the Sellar Bridge in Wenatchee Thursday. She spent a sleepless night as did others in the camp trying to keep the snow from collapsing their tents.

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Glenn Wilson, homeless camp organizer.

Sydnee Gonzalez: (509) 661-5216 or

on Twitter @sydnee_gonzalez

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