Mt. Whitney Motel In Lone Pine

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Mt. Whitney Motel In Lone Pine

Post by maverick » Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:26 am

Hope no one from this board was staying or planning to stay here. Has anyone stayed at this motel before?

Inyo Co Sheriff's Dept:
Around 4:30 this morning a big rig transporting hay crashed into the Mt Whitney Motel in Lone Pine, CA. North end of motel was fully engulfed in flames. Deputy Atkins (Inyo Sheriff) and two brave citizens pulled the driver out of the building that was engulfed in flames; the driver was transported to the hospital for treatment. Everyone was evacuated- unknown if there are injuries as of now. CHP is currently diverting traffic. CHP - Bishop is the lead agency for additional information. Thank you to all agencies for responding quickly.
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Re: Mt. Whitney Motel In Lone Pine

Post by cgundersen » Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:04 pm

Wow Mav, where doe you get these things? Yes, I stayed there once a long time ago, when the drive back to LA simply looked too bleak. I think it was in the 55mph days........for how some of those trucks "roll" along 395, it was probably safer? Cameron

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Re: Mt. Whitney Motel In Lone Pine

Post by milkfish » Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:13 am

I stayed here in 2016 - not the nicest place in LP but nice enough for a stop over. It was run by a very nice Indian family. I hope they are able to repair/rebuild.

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Re: Mt. Whitney Motel In Lone Pine

Post by SweetSierra » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:53 am

I passed by this incident as traffic was being rerouted around it through Lone Pine. The hay was still being swept up and I couldn't see the truck. I didn't know it had crashed into the Mt. Whitney Hotel. I thought a hay truck had overturned. I never stayed there. I usually stay at the Best Western Frontier Inn on the south side of town after I've made the long drive from Tucson and headed north. I hope no one at the inn was hurt.

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Re: Mt. Whitney Motel In Lone Pine

Post by Shawn » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:37 pm

Holy moly !

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