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Travelers not faring well on closed roads

December 18, 2013

Several southeast Inyo County roads, including Trona Wildrise Road (above) remain closed following summer thunder storms that washed out sections of the roadway in July. Residents are advised to adhere to the closures as many sections of the road remain dangerous. Photo courtesy Inyo County Public Works

Several Inyo County roads that were washed away by this past summer’s “Road Eater” and “Canyon Crusher” 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 – 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.
Just recently, he said, he spent 15 hours on the road to retrieve a four-wheel-drive Ford pickup that was stuck in the Panamint Valley area. But Miller said that what he went through to get the truck was a walk in the park compared to what the vehicle’s owner endured.
Read more in the Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 edition of The Inyo Register.

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