Karen Woodmansee
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January 3, 2006
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Sinkhole almost swallowed a snowplow

Alfie Reiff and Bill Avansino decided to take one last trip down the dual state roads that lead from Virginia City to Silver City before their shift ended early Monday morning.

It had rained hard over the weekend, so at 3:15 a.m. the two Nevada Department of Transportation snowplow drivers drove down State Route 342 through Gold Hill and State Route 341, the truck route to the Comstock, checking for any more problems.

Reiff headed down 342 and Avansino took the truck route, with the plan that each would drive back up the opposite route and head for the NDOT …

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