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Stranded truckers search trailers for food

GOLDEN, B.C. -- Some truckers stranded in Golden, B.C. have been forced to open their trailers to search for food,...


GOLDEN, B.C. — Some truckers stranded in Golden, B.C. have been forced to open their trailers to search for food, four days after avalanches closed the main highways in and out of the city.

Tempers are reportedly running short as many truckers complain of a lack of information regarding road conditions. Global TV in Calgary reports that dozens of trucks line the side of the roads in Golden and freezing rain is making it nearly impossible for them to leave. Truckers that have tried to drive south of Golden have frequently found themselves in the ditch so they have little choice but to remain in Golden, one trucker told local media.

The network says restaurants have been shutting down as they run out of food and many truckers are also finding themselves short of cash and supplies. Extreme winter weather has made driving through the mountains treacherous and has resulted in the closure of many main highways, including sections of the Trans-Canada.


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