NorCal snow plow hits totally buried car, finds woman inside
Tahoe snow plow drivers have their work cut out for them.
It’s been a busy season…
They’ve gotten over 300 inches of snow just in the month of February alone.
But one plow truck driver may have earned a medal.
A woman was found inside her car buried in snow in South Lake Tahoe after a snow plow inadvertently hit her car, according to city officials. https://t.co/1XZOoKVIGp
— KPIX 5 (@KPIXtv) February 27, 2019
According to the Reno Gazette Journal, one unnamed driver was tirelessly plowing through a recent storm…
When his plow hit a particularly large snow drift.
He was surprised to find… there was a car under there.
Granted, it was parked illegally, but that was still a bit of a shock.
But the even bigger shock came when he got out of his plow, inspected the car…
And a human hand pressed against the windshield.
The Reno Gazette Journal quotes a South Lake Tahoe city Spokesperson as saying:
“With that much snow piled on top of the car … if the snowplow hadn’t hit the back of it we could be having a much different conversation… She could have suffocated.”
Apparently, the woman had been stuck under that massive pile of snow for between 4 or 5 hours. She was unharmed, thankfully.
Two days of rain in the Bay Area translated into several feet of snow pounding the Sierra, resulting in a shutdown of roadways and chain controls — and even more powder is expected. https://t.co/PWQQeybFpf
— San Francisco Chronicle (@sfchronicle) February 26, 2019
Cell phone reception can sometimes be spotty in Tahoe…
So it’s possible she had gotten stuck during a massive downpour.
Police believe she had been sleeping in her car overnight in subzero temperatures, and had woken to her car being totally submerged in snow.