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Hell Freezes Over

The beautiful Sierras offer wonderful views and extreme hazards for drivers and the tow trucks that recovery the vehicles.  A 400' climb down the Truckee River was necessary to connect to this truck after it went off at the 55 Mile Curve at Floriston, CA.

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A violent blizzard slams Donner Summit, and severe conditions mean a gold mine for tow truck companies. With snow falling at 6 inches per hour, drivers are required to wear chains on their tires ' though many do not.