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Sonora, CA — Tuolumne County Economic Development Director Larry Cope reported from his drive home describing several slow areas on Phoenix Lake on his way to Sonora Meadows.

Cope says there are two buses letting kids out near the Gold Rush school (the Sullivan Creek) elementary school on Creekside drive. Students are walking home.

Cope says that there were several slow areas one just before Sullivan Creek bridge with 5 cars blocking the lane and another 3-4 cars on the side of the road at Phoenix Lake Road (Near Meadow Brook Dr)the new bridge with 3-4 cars piled up and another 5 cars on the side of the road at Creekside Drive that cars have to go into the other lane of traffic to get around. He created a google map.

Mono way was closed at 5:00pm due to icy conditions between Restano and Sanguinette. The pile up at Rawhide road that began at 3:00pm is clearing up but Highway 49 at Mt. Brow, Greenly and many main roads have multiple hazards. CHP has 31 current incidents in Sonora.