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That's going to be expensive

by Greg Enright » Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:58 am

This is from the CHP incident webpage. Looks like someone tried to drive up White Mountain Road in the snow. $175 an hour for the tow.

Can't say I never got stuck like that, but I can say I don't do it anymore.

Incident: 00117 Type: Traffic Hazard Location: White Mountain Rd / Sr168 Loc Desc: 3/4 MILE JNO Lat/Lon: 37.282351 -118.151216
Detail Information
6:48 PM 9 [20] 1039 BILLY'S TOW
6:48 PM 8 [19] 72-3 ADVS AFFRIM ROLL BILLYS
6:45 PM 7 [18] BILLY'S TOW ADVS ETA OF 60 - 90 MIN
6:44 PM 6 [16] 1039 BILLY TOW // ADVS 175 PER HOUR PORT TO PORT
6:35 PM 5 [12] B72-003 ROLL A 1185 WHI COL 4WD THATS STUCK IN THERE PRETTY GOOD
5:42 PM 4 [6] VEH IS 1125 IN THE RDWY
5:41 PM 3 [4] PER RP NOT 1097 ADVS 3A WAS CALLED
5:40 PM 2 [3] WHI CHEV COL PK STUCK IN SNOW
5:40 PM 1 [2] 3/4 OF A MILE JNO OF THE 168E ON BRISTLECONE RD
Unit Information
5:46 PM 3 Unit Assigned
5:46 PM 2 Unit Enroute
6:29 PM 1 Unit At Scene

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Re: That's going to be expensive

by phydeux » Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:51 pm

Not sure if I'm reading this correctly, but it looks like the pick-up driver got to the turn-off for the Bristlecone Pine Natl Monument, then only got 3/4 mile up the Monument Road? The gate across the road is about that far from Hwy 168, maybe they got stuck in the snow/ice/mud and couldn't back out. Not a smart idea to go up there this time of year unless you have driving skills, knowledge, XC skis, and are not in an 'altered state of consciousness'. :wink:

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Re: That's going to be expensive

by Greg Enright » Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:12 am

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Back in 2004, some repairmen get stranded at the Silver Peak cell tower when a storm blew in. We snowmobiled up White Mountain Road all the way from Hwy 168 to bring them out. I'm not really a fan of snowmobiles, but that was a fun ride. The snow was so fun. Sorry about the tiny picture, but it was before good digital cameras.


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