Monday, December 21, 2015

Multiple vehicles stuck on Hwy 88

   December 21, 2015 at 2:55 PM:  CHP has had reports of multiple vehicles stuck in the snow on Hwy 88 near Carson Pass.

   The pass is now closed, but its going to take several heavy tow trucks to pull all those already stuck, partly due to an avalanche.

Roadway flooding in Copperopolis

   December 21, 2015 at 1:10 PM:  Calaveras County roads has been dispatched to Milton Road and Duncan Road in the Copperopolis area.

   Per CHP, the roadway is flooded at that location.

Hazard on Hwy 4

   CHP is at the scene of a traffic hazard involving three people or vehicles on Hwy 4 in Tamarack.

   Be extra cautious if headed in that direction until CHP can clear the roadway.

Overturned vehicle in Rancho Calaveras--Gravel spilled

   UPDATE:  A Caltrans sweeper has been called out to help clean up a large amount of gravel spilled on Hwy 26.

Governor Brown moves back home

   Governor Brown and his wife and two Corgies have moved back into the Governors mansion where he basically grew up.

   The beautiful old historic home was remodeled and rewired.

Caltrans closes Hwy 88--Avalanche

   Per Caltrans Hwy 88 is now closed over Carson Spur for avalanche control due to heavy snow overnight resulting in a 14' avalanche across the lanes.

   Only Hwy 50 or 80 are now available to reach the Lake Tahoe area, and you must be prepared for heavy snow over the passes.

Calaveras Sheriff's Office: Flash Flood Warning

    December 21, 2015:  The Calaveras Sheriff's Office has issued a notice that the National Weather Service is warning of possible flash floods in the Butte Fire burn area through Tuesday afternoon, December 22, 2015.

   Anyone traveling in the Butte Fire area should be alert that rainfall could be 3 to 6 inches and road problems due to flooding are probably, with rock and debris flows.

Traffic Collision in Sonora

   December 21, 2015 at 11:10 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Hwy 108 and Lime Kiln Road in Sonora.

   An ambulance and tow truck are en route to the scene. Use extra caution if in the area.

Speed may have caused Hwy 49 death

   Early Sunday morning, CHP reports that Robert Kuehn, of  Shingle Springs, sideswiped one car and then crashed head-on into another car on Hwy 49 near Latrobe Road in El Dorado County.

   It isn't clear exactly what caused the crash, but apparently Kuehn, who crossed the double yellow line, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Oprah buys $14 million Ski Home

   Oprah has added another magnificent property to her holdings, this time in Telluride, Colorado.

     It is 8700 square feet and unique in every way, including a this
fabricated mine wine cellar.

LIndsay Graham drops out

   Republican Presidential candidate from South Carolina, Lindsay Graham has dropped out of the 2016 race.

   In his statement, he said "They ran a campaign they can be proud of."

Six American Servicemen killed in Afghanistan

   A suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed 6 American Servicemen in Afghanistan earlier today.

   Several others were wounded in the attack.

Merry Christmas

From the people at Frogtown!

Recent deaths in Calaveras County

   On December 13, 2015 Donald E. Duerre passed away at the age of 83.

   On December 14, 2015 Hurley H. Edwards

Amazing skiing at Bear Valley


Chains required...

   December 21, 2015:  Caltrans is requiring chains on all vehicles without 4 wheel drive at Camp Connell on Hwy 4 in Calaveras County, at Ham's Station on Hwy 88 in Amador County and at Long Barn on Hwy 108 in Tuolumne County.

   Drive carefully if headed for the mountains.

Good rainy morning

Drive carefully!