Top, Don Eubank found rolled vehicles on the back roads on his way up from Neenach Thursday morning. Most of our cars looked like this Jeep (bottom) in Frazier Park.
Many Mountain Community residents spent unexpected nights in Bakersfield and Los Angeles after ice and snow closed the Grapevine, from 4:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23. That blockade lasted for about 36 hours, through 7:45 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25. At 12:50 p.m. the same day, CHP was escorting big rigs from empty the Flying J parking lot before the next storm hit. Finally, all lanes opened through the weekend, even through 68 mile per hour winds and lashing rains through the pass in the early hours of Sunday, Jan. 27, but the vital artery was closed again on Wednesday, Jan. 30 from 5 a.m. through 9 a.m. after seven more accidents, due to snow and ice.
This is part of the February 01, 2008 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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