Four Stranded Workers May Be Stuck On Steens One More Night

By Jim McCoy Mon 17th December NewsSteens Mountainstranded workers
Four construction workers stranded by a storm on Steens Mountain in southeast Oregon may have to spend another night there. Harney County Sheriff Dave Glerup says they're safe, and conditions are too treacherous to send up a rescue team or to deploy a National Guard helicopter. He says another attempt isn't likely until Tuesday afternoon. The four work for a company that puts up cellphone towers. They're in a concrete structure at the one they've been working on. Glerup says they've got a propane-fired generator, electricity, water and food. He says they tried to leave the mountain in poor visibility on Saturday, got off the road and had to spend the night in their snow vehicle. They got back to the structure Sunday, but rescuers couldn't get to them. Associated Press

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