Tuolumne County, CA — The CHP reports the several minor fender benders in the Crystal Falls area with rain and snowfall making travel difficult in the Mother Lode.
Officer Nick Norton reminds motorists to make sure to have the required chains and put them on your vehicle where required. He also notes that headlights should be on. If vehicles are stuck, he warns, “If you can’t make it home, don’t just leave your car blocking the roadway. Make sure you pull it all the way out of the roadway so the plows can still get through. We will tow vehicles that hamper the plows.”
Additionally, as previously reported, the wet weather is keeping a couple of roads closed in Tuolumne County. Roads Superintendent Ray Ingalls reports most of the roadways have reopened after Tuesday’s storm brought downed trees, rockslides and flooding to sections of Sims Road, Old Priest Grade, and Bell Mooney Road. However, Red Hills and Marshes Flat roads remained closed with Ingalls expecting them to open after the Christmas Holiday, stating, “It could be sometime this weekend. There is still water running across…It’s still a hazard if people don’t know where the road is.”
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