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.