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4:30 p.m. update - The Caltrans website is now reporting 1-way controlled traffic by the accident scene.
3:30 p.m. - Highway 70 is closed in the Feather River Canyon .3 miles west of Rich Bar due to a vehicle accident. Motorists are advised to use an alternate route. CalTrans has no estimate of how long it will take to clear the highway.
The Feather River Express, a special passenger train celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first passenger train on the Western Pacific route, carried 660 people coming and going through the Feather River Canyon during the Railroad Days celebration Aug. 20-22.
Soroptimists International of Portola and the Plumas Sierra CattleWomen, two of the oldest organizations for women in the eastern end of the county, will join forces Sept. 11 to present “A Historic and Personal View of the Women in the Sierra Valley.”
Railroad Days organizers have no doubt collapsed in a heap after their duties were completed, but they can congratulate themselves on a job well done.
Railroad Days went regional this year, extending to Nakoma, Graeagle and Blairsden and bringing in 500 visitors by train, many of whom had never been in the area before. Railroad Days chairperson Donna Mills and treasurer Cindy Wood appeared at the Aug. 25 city council meeting to review the event.
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