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LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – December 1, 1934

A massive plow pulls a car from a snow drift in 1934 from UC Davis’ Eastman Studio Collection

Initial Storm Blocks Roads as Autos Stop
December 1, 1934

The first snowfall of the season proved temporarily disastrous to travel on the Susanville-Red Bluff highway last weekend as close to two feet of snow piled up on the Fredonyer Summit to block travel for several hours.

Five snow plows were called into service between Susanville and Red Bluff and travel was impossible for some time until the plows had done their work.

At the present time the road is open and in good condition according to reports by motorists traveling from the bay region and Red Bluff.

The storm appeared to center to the west, leaving the Reno road across the state line in fairly good condition. The fall came as part of the statewide downpour which showered the major portion of Northern California with heavy rains and snow.

Eight cars were stalled between Susanville and Westwood on Sunday, five leaving the road as the thick snow made traction impossible.

With the arrival of tow cars and snow plows the road was reopened and put in good shape again.


Marshel Couso
Marshel Couso
SusanvilleStuff Owner/Publisher
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