- Associated Press - Friday, October 7, 2016

GORHAM, N.H. (AP) - Authorities say a car fire on New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Auto Road left about 100 vehicles stranded as they were descending from the highest peak in the Northeast.

WMUR-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2dYCVhA) a state park official said the fire happened just before 4 p.m. Thursday in the middle of the 5-mile gravel section of the auto road.

The road closes at 4 p.m., so no cars were heading up the mountain. The cars were stuck until about 5:30 p.m.

The park official said that while smoke could be seen from surrounding towns, no one was hurt. It wasn’t immediately known what caused the fire.

Numerous visitors drive up the road, which has no guardrails, from May through October to reach the 6,288-foot peak.


Information from: WMUR-TV, https://wmur.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide