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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.

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.

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.

Yikes!

Read more on this story at RGJ.com


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