So how much snow is required to close the pass? A foot? Two feet? Or when enough snow falls to cover up the pavement? And life in the nanny state continues....
JRC- why on earth would you want to navigate that pass in the snow? 'Nanny'state? Or 'people are stupid enough to gamble their life and others around them for no justified reason other than save some drive time. ' ....or cal trans can just close the pass til it's safe :-)
They were reporting near whiteout conditions when they closed Tioga Pass last night. How many flatlanders do you think would sue if they drove off a cliff during a whiteout? If you ever need a good laugh in the winter listen to YNP on the scanner when snow is falling in the park. Iíve heard rangers get crunched by tourists who think they know how drive in snow.
@nab There are some people who are adept at driving in the snow and inclimate weather. CHP closes our roads at the drop of a hat because there are people who should not be driving to begin with, then get themselves in a jam or die. So everyone must suffer for those few who are too ignorant/over confident to know their limitations. If the rule of "opening roads when it's safe" was applied to all traffic conditions we'd all be locked in our garages. Let me be the judge to gamble with my life.
THIS is why we close the pass.
I grew up in the mountains...
it's not about the FEW who KNOW ..
it's about the Majority
I agree...its the flatlanders and people that think they can drive in the snow that cause the problems...that's why I wouldn't touch going over that pass w/a 10 ft pole...its the other people on the roads that scare the spit outta me!!
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