Santa Cruz Woman Drives 28 Hours To Get Home From South Lake Tahoe!

Santa Cruz resident Jennifer Moreno was in South Lake Tahoe Sunday and decided to avoid Interstate 80 because of the delays due to the large amounts of snow closing down the freeway. 

She look at her maps app on her phone and it told her to stay off of 80 because it would take her 12 hours to get from Tahoe to Santa Cruz, and it told her to take 88 instead so she did. 

So she left the Sierra at 3 p.m. on Sunday. She eventually got to the Kirkwood ski area and learned the road was closed due to falling snow and avalanche concerns. Along with dozens of others, she got stuck at an area shelter. 

"When I got there, there were already 50 people. Kids crying. No blankets, everybody was wet because there was so much snow. [We had to walk] at least three blocks to get to the building," Moreno said. 

She was able to leave the Sierra Monday but had go back toward South Lake Tahoe to take Highway 50. 

More than 28 hours later after her drive began Sunday -- Moreno made it home. 

She said she does not plan on going skiing for awhile and we can't say we blame her! 

Story courtesy of KRON4. 

Jack and Carolyn talked about it on the air! Listen here: 

 
 
 
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