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Episode 3: Mountain of Mud Buries Motorists
A couple’s first road trip ended abruptly when a mudslide swept them off a cliff, and four motorists risked it all to rescue them.
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Gabe Rosescu had driven on the highway numerous times and was used to driving in all types of weather. But the day Gabe took his then new partner of six months, Sheri Niemegeers, on an epic road trip to see his friends, he could never have planned for what was about to occur. It’s not every day you see a tree crossing the road in front of you. Thanks to four motorists who risked their own lives, Sheri and Gabe are here to tell their story.

We also speak to Mary Ann Adams, OnStar Member disaster response leader, about how to look for signs that the road ahead could become hazardous; what to do if you find yourself on a flooded roadway, in a mudslide or in a snowstorm; and what equipment you should keep in your vehicle.

 

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About this episode’s guests

Gabe Rosescu and Sheri Niemegeers
Gabe was born in Romania and currently lives in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. He has four children and enjoys tennis and golf. He is an account director at an advertising agency.

Sheri is from Weyburn, Saskatchewan, and has three children. She works for The Hill Companies and also enjoys playing golf.

Marty Bowes
Marty was born and raised in the small town of Neilburg, Saskatchewan. He currently lives in Lloydminster and has two kids. He works as a district sales manager for Clean Harbors, and in his free time enjoys all sports as well as the great outdoors.

Mary Ann Adams
Mary Ann Adams is responsible for customer experience during severe weather, crises and large-scale events for General Motors’ OnStar service. With a focus on the safety of customers and providing exceptional customer service, Mary Ann oversees the day-to-day activities of disaster event monitoring and incident management relative to OnStar’s response to support its customers.

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