Thursday, July 9, 2015

Murphys Homecoming

   The 66th Annual Murphys Homecoming will be held on Saturday July 18, 2015 at Murphys Community Park.

   Activities begin at 11:30 AM

Fire reported in Oakhurst

   July 9, 2015 at 4 PM:  Cal Fire is responding to a report of a fire at Redbud and Acorn in Oakhurst, near the creek.

   Avoid the area if possible, as there will be emergency vehicles on the roadways.

Traffic Collision in Ione

  UPDATE:  Both vehicles have front end damage and are blocking the roadway. Two tow trucks have been dispatched.

Fire in Vernalis

   July 9, 2015 at 12:35 PM:  A fire has been reported at Hwy 33 and McCracken in Vernalis.

   Fire personnel are en route to the scene. Use caution in that area.

Car vs bicycle in Modesto

  July 9, 2015 at 12 Noon:  A car collided with a bicyclist at Carpenter and Beverly in Modesto.

   An ambulance is en route to the scene. Use caution if in that area.

Car rolls over on French Gulch Road

   July 9, 2015 at 10:45 AM:  A solo vehicle has reportedly rolled over on French Gulch Road at Falcon Mine Road outside Murphys.  An ambulance has been dispatched.

   CHP and other emergency personnel are en route to that location. The vehicle is blocking the roadway, so be careful if in the area. The driver is out of the vehicle.

Fire near Tuolumne River

   July 9, 2015 at 10:35 AM:  A grass fire has been reported at Hwy 99 and Tuolumne Boulevard in Modesto, near the Tuolumne River.

   Cal Fire is responding to the area. Use extra caution if traveling near that location.

Traffic Collision at Rancho Calaveras

   July 9, 2015 at 10:10 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Amiel Way in Rancho Calaveras.

   CHP is en route to the scene, No injuries are indicated.

Fire reported in Ballico

   July 9, 2015 at 9:55 AM:  Cal Fire is responding to a report of a fire in McConnell State Park, behind a campsite.

   One water tender is also assigned to this reported fire.

Tree falls on house in Modesto

   July 9, 2015 at 8:25 AM:  A tree reportedly has fallen on a house on 11th street in Modesto.

     Use extra caution as emergency vehicles will be in the area.

Car reported off Hwy 4 in Hathaway PInes

  If you come down Hwy 4 everyday, as many of us do, you couldn't help but notice the skid marks

Traffic collision on Hwy 4

   July 9, 2015 at 8:10 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Hwy 4 and Golden Creek Drive in Vallecito.

   No injuries have been indicated. CHP is en route to the scene. Use extra caution if headed in that direction.

Power lines down in Waterloo area

   July 9, 2015 at 6:40 AM:  A blue van and a grey BMW have collided at Cherokee and Ashley in the Waterloo area east of Stockton, bringing power lines down.

   No injuries were reported, but neither vehicle is now drivable, so tow trucks are responding. PG&E has been dispatched to the scene.

Quiet morning drive won't last

   Those who drive down Hwy 4 to work each day have had a more relaxing and less dangerous drive for the past month. Enjoy it now.

   That's because it won't last, since school will resume soon, bringing back the buses, student drivers and teachers onto the roadways. 

Another report of 50-100 tires in the roadway

  July 9, 2015 at 6:20 AM:  Around 50 to 100 tires have been reportedly dumped on Hwy 132 and Garrison Avenue in Modesto.

   Stanislaus County Road Department is expected

Fire reported in Groveland

   July 9, 2015 at 6:10 AM:  A vegetation fire has been reported on Hardin Flat Road in Groveland.

   Cal Fire is responding to the scene. A series of lightning strikes has been reported in that area.

Lightning strike fire in Coulterville area

   July 9, 2015 at 6 AM:  Cal Fire is responding to a report of a lightning strike causing a fire on Old Yosemite Road in the Coulterville area.

   It isn't yet known how big this fire is.   They are currently looking for the strike site.