Cloudy
54 ° F
Full Weather
Sponsored By:

Updated: J-59 Opens After Crash

Sponsored by:

Update 3:30 p.m.: The CHP reports that J-59 has reopened after being closed for more than four hours after a big rig smashed into an pole bringing down an AT&T phone line.

CHP spokesperson Officer Nick Norton says the phone line was about 2 to 3 inches thick and was lying across both lanes, forcing the closure of the roadway.  Officer Norton details the accident, “Basically, he [the semi driver] took his eyes off the road to reach for his coffee cup and drifted off the road and collided with the telephone pole.”

The driver is 45-year-old Lawrence Stone of Groveland working for Ed Orpurt Trucking out of Jamestown.  The big rig is a lumber truck, which luckily was not carrying a load.

It took AT&T crews several hours to put in a new pole and repair the telephone line.

Original story 11:17 a.m.: Tuolumne County, CA — A big-rig truck has hit a utility pole on J-59, just south of Red Hills Road.

Update 12:18 pm.CHP Officer Nick Norton reports that it is requiring a hard closure of J-59, at the crash site. Initially officials hoped to have J-59 re-opened by around 1pm, but CHP  Officer Norton is now estimating it will be closer to 3pm. There is a utility wire down across J-59, and ATT is responding.  You will want to avoid the area.  A lengthy detour has been set up, sending vehicles through Coulterville.

The CHP reports that no one was hurt as a result of the crash.

loading map - please wait...

J-59 Near Old Don Pedro Road, Tuolumne County 37.817696, -120.470008 Red Hills Road, Chinese Camp, CA, United States (Directions)
buy ivermectin for humans ivermectin for sale
where to buy viagra buy generic 100mg viagra online

Use the myMotherLode.com Keyword Search to go straight to a specific page

Popular Pages

  • Local News
  • Fire Info
  • Weather
  • Dining Guide
  • Classifieds
  • Events
  • Movies
  • Tourism
  • Polls
  • Traffic
  • Media
  • Real Estate
buy ivermectin for humans ivermectin for sale
where to buy viagra buy generic 100mg viagra online

Use the myMotherLode.com Keyword Search to go straight to a specific page

Popular Pages

  • Local News
  • Fire Info
  • Weather
  • Dining Guide
  • Classifieds
  • Events
  • Movies
  • Tourism
  • Polls
  • Traffic
  • Media
  • Real Estate
Feedback