Wednesday, 19 June 2024

Alottas: Thanks for help getting us home

On Feb. 20 my husband and I were on our way home from a VA appointment and we got stuck in the traffic due to the crash on Highway 20 by Blue Lakes.

The officers were telling everyone to either go around to Highway 175 Hopland or to get a hotel in Mendocino County.

Our problem was my husband was very ill and strapped to a gurney in the back of the vehicle and he needed to get home to his medicine and his special hospital bed.

During this time the VA was in contact with the CHP and the CHP was in contact with their supervisors to see what they could do to help.

I want to thank the VA, Mendocino CHP and the Lake County CHP for making it possible for us to get back to our home.

The Mendocino CHP escorted us to the Lake County line and the Lake County CHP got us as far as Blue Lakes, which was 4 miles from our home. Then the officer told us of a back road that we could take around Blue Lakes and into Scotts Valley that would get us home.

We do not know what we would have done without the help of these wonderful officers and the VA personnel. Again thank you very much.

Lisa and John Alotta live in Upper Lake, Calif.

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