Friday, January 1, 2016

Fatal ATV collision near Wallace

   UPDATE:  Sadly, this was apparently a 9 year old on the ATV.

Hwy 4 snow parties on Hwy 4

   January 1, 2016 at 4 PM:  CHP has been dispatched to deal with multiple drivers stopped to play and sled in the snow in two places on Hwy 4.

   At Hwy 4 and Pine Drive, people are actually sledding near the Hwy and at Hwy 4 and Meko near Dorrington, cars again are parked near the roadway and people are out playing in the snow on and near the Hwy.

Diesel truck collision in Mountain Ranch

   January 1, 2016 at 1:15 PM:  A big rig hauling an excavator had a collision on Upper Michel Road near Mountain Ranch Road in Mountain Ranch.

   It isn't blocking the road, but there is a diesel spill, so Calaveras County road crews have been called out.

Multiple vehicles stuck in Avery

   January 1, 2016 at 11:30 AM:  Multiple vehicles are now stuck on Moran Road near Love Creek Road in Avery due to an ice slick.

   Calaveras County road crews have been called out to sand the area and tow trucks are being dispatched to assist drivers.  Moran is also being blocked off to stop more vehicles from getting stuck.

Natialie Cole dies

Natalie Cole and father
Nat King Cole
   UPDATE:  An autopsy found that Natalie Cole died of heart failure.

   Natalie Cole, singer and daughter

Cows out again

   January 1, 2016 at 8 AM:  It has been reported that the cows are out on Parrotts Ferry Road again near Airola Road in Vallecito.

   CHP is contacting the owners.  This is a regular thing. They need to mend their fences so their cows will not be injured or killed.

Happy New Year-- It's 2016!


Caltrans working on Hwy 26

    Beginning Monday January 4, 2016 through Saturday January 9, 2015 Caltrans will be performing miscellaneous maintenance on Hwy 26 between Happy Valley Road and Lower Dorray Road in the Glencoe and Mokelumne Hill areas.

   One way traffic will be in place, so expect 15 minute delays.  This work could be delayed due to weather, but is scheduled from 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM each day.