VIDEO: Idaho Motorists Band Together To Help Dig Out Car Buried By Avalanche

VIDEO: Idaho Motorists Band Together To Help Dig Out Car Buried By Avalanche

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VIDEO: Idaho Motorists Band Together To Help Dig Out Car Buried By Avalanche

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[Cover Image + Video: Kristen Kaiser Riemann]

A resident of the Wood River Valley, Mari Wania is no stranger to winter driving conditions. And while most of us don’t associate avalanche preparedness with winter driving, after hearing Wania’s story– we’re going to start carrying shovels.

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According to the Idaho Mountain Express, Wania was driving on Hwy 75 towards Galena Lodge when she thought she’d hit a snow bank, It wasn’t until she escaped her car that she realized her car had been caught in an avalanche. An employee with the Idaho Mountain Express, Kristen Kaiser Riemann and her husband David were the first on the scene. According to Riemann, there was also another car caught in the slide. In the end, nearly 40 people arrived on the scene and helped Wania dig out her car. They also dug out a lane so traffic wasn’t held at a standstill.

*Warning: Transportation officials recommend people stay in the car if struck by an avalanche.

Find the entire Idaho Mountain Express article here: Slide mostly buries car on highway

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