Archive - Dec 18, 2013
Weather forecasters say there is a chance Bishop will see a little snow today and the Bishop Public Works Department is reminding residents and visitors to be prepared for icy streets and sidewalks.
In a press release, the Public Works Department advised that residents should use snow tires or chains on Bishop streets when they are required on area highways. â€śA good guideline to determine if snow tires or chains should be used on city streets is if Caltrans requires them on state highways in the area,â€ť the press release states.
Several Inyo County roads that were washed away by this past summerâ€™s â€śRoad Eaterâ€ť and â€śCanyon Crusherâ€ť thunder storms continue to be a hazard to motorists.
Local officials are warning residents to be mindful of several closures, including those on Trona Wildrose, Panamint Valley and Saline Valley roads â€“ as well as many smaller off-shoots from each of those roads.
John Miller of Miller Towing in Lone Pine said that he has witnessed a noticeable increase in calls for assistance on the remote roads since the washout occurred in late July.
At the end of months of off-and-on negotiations, the City of Bishop and Symons Emergency Specialties representatives have come to whatâ€™s being called a mutually beneficial agreement.
At a Dec. 16 meeting, owner Judd Symons, City Administrator Keith Caldwell and Police Chief Chris Carter ironed out a two-part agreement. BPD dispatch will continue â€śto provide dispatch service at a reduced amount and Symons agreed to pay its in-arrears account, through the end of 2013,â€ť Carter said.