When I drive up the mountain to see the horses, I often notice the newly-plowed roads. I never see the tractor that does it. Here in California, we have CalTrans, the California Department of Transportation, which would be in charge of this. There is a station up the hill and it is needed because the mountains DO get snow, which needs to be removed, so that cars can go up and down the hill. They are also needed to clear rockslides, which happen frequently. Our mountains are in an earthquake zone, and rockslides happen quite often! So, I was pleased so see the shiny, new CalTrans road scrapper on Saturday. Isn't it beautiful? They parked it right across the street from the fire station, so the firemen(women) could keep an eye on it! It already has some bumps and scrapes on it from working the roads! Mellow Yellow for Monday, February 23, 2009.