Tuesday, December 22, 2015

LAFCo cancels December meeting

   The Calaveras LAFCo  cancelled it's December 21, 2015 meeting. They have been discussing the extremely controversial Calaveras Resource Conservation District.

   Their next meeting will be held on January 25, 2016 at 6 PM in the Calaveras Supervisors Chamber in San Andreas.

Ceres deals with street gang murder

   The small town of Ceres has arrested two and issued warrants for several others in the murder of a man outside a bar in Ceres last week.

   It is alleged that this is part of a large street gang. Several of the suspects are believed to have fled the area.

No chains required on Hwy 4

  December 22, 2015 at 3:30 PM:  Caltrans has removed the chains required notice for Hwy 4. It is raining now at higher elevations on Hwy 4.

   Be advised that you must carry chains and be prepared for a change in the weather, though.

Large boulders on Hwy 120

   December 22, 2015 at 3:15 PM:  5' to 6' boulders have been reported on Hwy 120 at New Priest Grade in Jamestown.

   CHP is en route. Be extra cautious until they can get them removed.

Motorcycle vs car in Lodi

   December 22, 2015 at 12:45 PM:  A car and a motorcycle collided on Lower Sacramento Road and East Augusta in the Lodi area.

   Emergency personnel are at the scene. Use caution if in that area.

Overturned car in gully in Columbia

   December 22, 2015 at 12:15 PM:  A blue car has been reported upside down in a gully off Parrotts Ferry Road and Porcina Way in Columbia.

   Emergency vehicles are responding to the scene.

Boulder on Mono Way in Sonora

   December 22, 2015 at 11:15 AM:  A boulder has been reported on Mono Way near Hwy 108 in Sonora.

   CHP is at the scene. A road crew will remove it as soon as possible.

Flooding on Hwy 4

   December 22, 2015 at 8:10 AM:  Flooding has been reported on Hwy 4 below Copperopolis, especially at Milton Road.

   Drive carefully as there are some low points on Hwy 4 and there could be other places of flooding.

New VA Medical Clinic coming to French Camp

   Good news for veterans in Calaveras, Tuolumne and surrounding counties!  Congressman Jerry McNerny announced that a new medical clinic is being built in French Camp.

   Construction will begin in 2017. The clinic will serve veterans from rural areas that currently have to travel a long way for medical services.

Mudslide on Hwy 4

  UPDATE:  CHP has cleared this slide, but drive extra carefully in that area.

1st Day of Winter 2015

December 22, 2015 is the first full day of Winter! Enjoy!

Too much snow at Kirkwood???

   December 22, 2015 at 5 AM:  Caltrans has issued a warning that Kirkwood Ski Resort may not be able to open today.  Be patient if headed that way!

   The reason?  Believe it or not, they have received so much snow that access to the resort is taking extra time to clear!  They are working on the roadway right now!

Large boulder struck near Yosemite

   December 22, 2015 at 4:55 AM:  A vehicle has reportedly struck a large boulder that rolled onto Hwy 41 near Yosemite National Park.

   CHP is en route to the scene. No injuries have been indicated. Be cautious driving this morning, as mud and rock slides have been reported in many areas.

Mud and slides in Calaveras County-Drive Carefully!

    December 22, 2015 at 4:40 AM:  Mud and slides have been reported in several areas of Calaveras County as the rain continues to fall in the area.

   On Hwy 26 and Woodhouse Mine Road in West Point, on Obyrnes Ferry Road and Duchess Drive in Copperopolis and at Hwy 4 and Telegraph in Copperopolis, mud, rocks and debris are reportedly across the roadways.