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California couple gets stuck overnight in their search for snow

POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) ” An El Dorado County couple who set out on Christmas Eve to haul snow home for their children found a little too much of it.

Phillip and Sherry Dulaney spent a cold night in their Ford pickup truck after it sank into snow up to the truck’s frame on a road near Pollock Pines, in the Sierra foothills about 50 miles east of Sacramento.

A California Highway Patrol helicopter spotted the couple the following morning after family members reported them missing, says Bryan Golmitz, a spokesman for the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department.

Golmitz says the couple dug the truck out by the time a sheriff’s deputy arrived. Four other cars also got trapped along Mormon Immigrant Road, an alternate route to Highway 50 that is not plowed in winter.

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Information from: KCRA-TV