Update: Spinouts, Crashes And Hazards Throughout Region
Update at 12pm: The weather has let up some in many parts of the Mother Lode, and some of the earlier traffic hazards have been cleared. However, there are still trees or power lines down in many areas. In Tuolumne County, there are trees now down on Longeway Road near South Fork Road, Highway 120 near Evergreen Road, and Soulsbyville Road near Black Oak. Powerlines are down on Geraldine Circle near Good Shepard Drive and on Lark Drive near Middlecamp Drive. Travel with caution.
Update at 10:15am: Bear Valley Ski resort announces it is closed today due to “hazardous travel conditions” and “avalanche danger.”
The latest traffic hazards in the Mother Lode are detailed below:
Update at 10am: Some traffic hazards have been cleaned up, and new incidents have been reported. It is a busy day for emergency responders.
Below are the current incidents the CHP is reporting as of 10am:
On Highway 120 near Wards Ferry Road there is an oak tree blocking the westbound lane.
A tree is down and blocking 21685 Cedar Springs Road in Twain Harte.
A tree is also blocking Sierra Drive near Fuller Drive in Twain Harte.
A power pole is leaning into the roadway at 23312 Tanager Drive in Twain Harte.
In the Groveland area, several vehicles are stuck on Highway 120 near Anderson Street.
Numerous vehicles are stuck in the snow on Black Oak Road near Tuolumne Road.
A car is stuck in the snow in the 13000 block of Jacksonville Road.
In Calaveras County there is a tree down blocking 2009 Colleen Court in Arnold.
Utility lines are down along Seminole Way near Almaden Drive in Arnold.
There is a traffic hazard blocking Highway 4 near Commercial Way.
A big rig truck has slid off Highway 26 near Ridge Road.
A vehicle has spun out on Highway 26 near Higdon Road.
Downed PG&E lines are impacting traffic on Lilly Gap Road near Winton Road.
There is a power line down on the roadway in front of the Murphys Post Office.
Travel with caution if you must be out today.
Update at 8:20am: The roads are slick in many areas of the Mother Lode due to low snow. There are various new crashes and hazards.
As of 8am, the CHP reports that Parrotts Ferry Road is closed between Highway 49 and North Airport Road due to numerous big rig trucks getting stuck.
A vehicle has traveled off the 21300 block of Phoenix Lake Road and down into a ravine.
A tree has fallen across 23383 Italian Bar Road.
There is a low-hanging power line at 23312 Tanager Drive in the Twain Harte area.
A vehicle has slid off Highway 49 near Shaws Flat Road and hit a boulder.
Several vehicles are still stuck in areas along Tuolumne Road.
There is a tree blocking Highway 4 near Darby Russell Road east of Forest Meadows.
A power line has fallen across the road in front of the Murphys Post Office.
Original story posted at 6:45am: Twain Harte, CA — The arrival of snow has led to traffic hazards across the Mother Lode on this Monday.
In Calaveras County, as of 6:45am, the CHP reports that a tree has fallen across Highway 4 near Crescent Cove. The area is east of Forest Meadows. Caltrans officials are responding to the area. It is blocking the highway.
A big rig truck is stuck on Highway 4 near Manzanita Drive, just east of Murphys. A tow truck is responding.
In Tuolumne County, the CHP reports there are vehicles sliding off Tuolumne Road, near Black Oak Road. There are also reports of some vehicles getting stuck in that area.
A tree and power lines have fallen across Twain Drive near Mono Drive. PG&E is responding to the scene. You will want to avoid the area.
A big rig truck is stuck on Parrotts Ferry Road near Sawmill Flat Road. Officials are providing traffic control in the area.
A snowplow and delivery truck have collided on Highway 120 near the Miners Mart in Groveland.
Travel with caution throughout today if you are heading out.