Highway 70 is now open
12/17/2010 5:30 p.m. Update
The accidents have been cleared and the highway is now open.
State route 70 - the entire roadway is blocked approximately 5 miles west
of the Greenville Wye due to numerous vehicle spin outs. R1 chain controls
Fatal accident on Highway 70; Highway now open
12/12/2010 Updated 9:30 a.m.
The roadway has been repaired and normal two-way traffic has been restored.
12/11/2010 Updated 12:00 p.m.
SR 70 remains under one way traffic control due to a large boulder blocking the westbound lane (see photos attached). Caltrans will go to a full closure to blast the boulder, planned for early this afternoon.
The victim of the accident is reported to be Judy Johnson of Greenville.
|Collision with falling rock kills van driver on Highway 70
12/11/2010 Updated 6:30 a.m.
One way controlled trraffic remains in effect at the site of the accident. CanTrans sent a geologist to the site to assess the damage. Crews worked through the night.
12/10/2010 Updated 4:30 p.m.
A female motorist driving an older model van was killed about 3 p.m. when her van struck a boulder that apparently tumbled onto Highway 70 about three miles east of Belden,in the Feather River Canyon.
Read more: Fatal accident on Highway 70; Highway now open
Public Information Meeting to Discuss Status of Graeagle Transfer Station
Graeagle Transfer Station
The Plumas County Department of Public Works will be hosting a public information meeting at the Graeagle Fire Hall on Hwy 89 in Graeagle from 4 PM to 6 PM on Monday, December 13th, 2010 to discuss the status of the Graeagle Transfer Station.
Read more: Public Information Meeting to Discuss Status of Graeagle Transfer Station
Special election underway; polling places consolidated
The special election to fill the vacancy of the late state Senator Dave Cox is now underway. Sample ballots have been mailed and permanent vote-by-mail ballots were sent Monday, Dec. 6.
The election will be a “consolidated” one with just one polling place — the county courthouse. Voters may vote by mail or at the courthouse. Other regular polling places will not be used.
Read more: Special election underway; polling places consolidated
Two dogs stricken with salmon poisoning at Lake Davis
Two cases of salmon poisoning in dogs have been confirmed in the last two to three weeks; Beckwourth veterinarian Dr. Martin Schafer treated them.
The disease, traditionally found in uncooked salmon, is a regional thing, found from north of San Francisco to Oregon. Eating or licking raw fish infects dogs.
Read more: Two dogs stricken with salmon poisoning at Lake Davis