Recently in Markleeville California there have been some accidents the sheriff’s office wanted to warn drivers and spread the word. There is a dangerous road for truck drivers that could cause them to flip over and lose their goods and their truck. The sheriff’s office warns truck drivers of dangerous road in California.
A manager from Alpine County Sheriff’s office wanted drivers to know that they should “NOT listen to their GPS and try to travel over Highway 4/Ebbetts Pass between Markleeville and Bear Valley. They will NOT make it.”
There’s been many trucks who have fallen for the glitch in their GPS, “resulting in huge $$ tow bills and citations for being over-length. It just keeps happening because their GPS says it is a road.”
The manager explained, “Highway 4/Ebbetts Pass between Markleeville, CA and Bear Valley, CA. Highway 4 continues down into the central valley crossing Interstates 99 and 5, but up here trucks try to go over the pass and CANNOT make it.
“Also – the long trucks, with the 52′ trailers are actually over-length on this road anyway. But the drivers ignore the signs and blindly follow their GPS. ALSO – the tow truck fee is around $2,000 to get them out of there. If you can put the word out and it helps even ONE trucker then that would be great,” she said.
There was one truck in particular that she mentioned, full of ice cream that went over the edge of the pass, “This was a Haagen Dazs truck that actually went over. Luckily the driver jumped out before it went down. The Bears had a GREAT summer LOL.”
The sheriff’s office warns truck drivers of dangerous road in California, we could spread the word to all CDL drivers taking that route. It could surely save money, loads and lives. Be sure to share on all possible social media that truck drivers may use.