Better weather leads to more rebuilding in Washington

By WEEK Producer

April 1, 2014 Updated Apr 1, 2014 at 10:45 PM CDT

WASHINGTON, Ill -- Despite the cold winds...many contractors were out rebuilding homes in Washington Tuesday.

150 of the 800 houses that were severely damaged or destroyed by the storm are finally starting to look more like homes again.

Workers say sunshine and dry conditions are a blessing after our record winter.

"It was terrible. It was the worst winter I've ever worked in," said Construction worked Chris McCue.

"Without contractors having to thaw the ground out there, it certainly makes it easier," said John Oliphant, Washington Planning & Development Director. "It certainly keeps their spirits up when you don't have to see snow."

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