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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:15 PM
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Hundreds of vehicles stuck in California snow
http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-472...

LOS ANGELES (AP) - About 180 people, including some who spent more than 12 hours stuck in deep snow in the San Bernardino Mountains, were rescued Saturday as the latest in a series of storms struck California. The storms quickly moved eastward, closing all three major highways over the Sierra Nevada.

Up to 10 feet was expected over the weekend at the Sierra's higher elevations, according to the National Weather Service.

Snow piled up 3 to 4 feet deep along a 15-mile stretch of highway between the Snow Valley ski resort and Big Bear dam, said Tracey Martinez, a spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County fire department.

Rescue crews used tracked vehicles to pick up the snowbound motorists in the mountains about 90 miles east of Los Angeles. Many of the vehicles remained abandoned while the roads were being cleared of snow.

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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:17 PM
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1. Can you say ...
El Nino ? ....

KNEW you could ....

It may be safe to say : The drought is over ....
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medeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:24 PM
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2. went through this two weeks ago... writing Arnold...
rented big ass motor home to tour colleges for son and 9 highways were closed due to storms.

Caltrans it seems can't open roads as "it may rain again in next few days"

Thank god we could pull over and sleep in bed and have food. Those poor people.

so glad to get home and our state has plows running 24 hrs a day whether there is more snow coming or not.

No wonder everyone is leaving that state.
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peterh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:37 PM
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3. Just heard from my daughter.
Shes snowed in at Mammothcant get outah shucksguess Ill just have to get a day or two more of snowboarding in before they open the roads.can you call the restaurant and let them know Im stuck.

Judging from the long range forecast that I saw before she left, I think she had planned that way..kids.
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