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Update: Sawmill Flat Road Closes Again

Update at 1:16 p.m.: Due to the need for AT&T crews to repair a line damaged this morning from a falling tree, Tuolumne County Community Resources Agency has communicated that the portion of  Sawmill Flat Road between Columbia College and Big Hill Road has temporarily closed again. We will update this post when it is back in service.

Update at 1:08 p.m.: According to the Tuolumne County Community Resources Agency, traffic is moving once again on Sawmill Flat Road between Columbia College and Big Hill Road. The stretch of road there was temporarily closed this morning due to a tree that came down.

Original Post 10:53 .m.: Columbia, CA — You will need to avoid Sawmill Flat Road this morning between Columbia College and Big Hill Road.

The Tuolumne County Community Resources Agency confirms that a tree fell onto Sawmill Flat Road and it is preventing traffic from passing through. It is not immediately clear when the stretch of road will reopen, as officials are currently assessing the situation.

A witness on scene reported to Clarke Broadcasting that it appears that tree may have come into contact with some utility lines. We’ll pass along more information when it becomes available.