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August 7, 2004
Re "The Road They All Dread," Aug. 4: In reading the article, I remembered the three people who I personally knew who had been killed there. I remember Caltrans tearing down the makeshift memorials and its fight to remove road signs warning drivers they were entering one of the most dangerous highways ever ignored by the state of California. I noted that this wasn't mentioned in the article. I was surprised that the reporter mentioned, briefly, that it would take years for impact studies for road improvements to be completed.
June 8, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
A small plane crashed into an unoccupied home in a residential neighborhood south of Reno-Tahoe International Airport, killing both people aboard and sending 30-foot flames and heavy smoke into the air. The single-engine, four-seat plane crashed about 3 p.m., Reno Fire Department spokesman Steve Frady said. The pilot and passenger have not been identified, he said. Police closed off several blocks around the home about two miles south of the airport just west of U.S. Highway 395.
The ranchers and the anglers are at it again. With the Eastern Sierra trout season opening Saturday, the Plymouth Land and Livestock Company of Nevada posted signs Thursday, closing a stretch of the East Walker River north of Bridgeport to trespassers. That is the same trophy trout fishery severely damaged by silting when the Walker River Irrigation District--a group of Nevada ranchers--released a large volume of water from Bridgeport Reservoir in the fall of 1988.
February 2, 1992
A stretch of northbound Interstate 15 north of Gopher Canyon Road was closed Saturday night when spilled chlorine and muriatic acid from an overturned pool cleaning truck reacted on the freeway, releasing a small cloud of chlorine gas.
August 10, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
A wind-whipped fire charred thousands of acres Friday in the Sierra Nevada mountains, destroying homes and forcing the evacuation of scores of residents. U.S. 50, the highway between Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe, was closed for 10 hours after the blaze burned about 630 acres, destroyed seven homes, damaged three more and forced about 120 residents of the tiny El Dorado County community of Camino to flee, authorities said. A mobile home and two smaller structures also were destroyed.
June 6, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Winds gusting up to 65 mph fanned a Sierra wildfire that forced the evacuation Tuesday of up to 200 people near the California-Nevada line and the closure of a 40-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 395. With air tankers grounded in sustained 40-mph winds, the fire tripled in size from an estimated 200 acres to more than 600 acres along the Sierra's eastern front by Tuesday evening, said Mark Struble, a spokesman for the Sierra Front Interagency Fire Dispatch Center.
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