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Highway 26 Is Shut Down After Car Crash

Calaveras County, CA —


Highway 26 is now shut down after a car crash brings down power lines near West Point.


Traffic is at a standstill and CHP is asking motorist to avoid the area as it is very dangerous with live wires on the roadway.


A car went over an embankment at the intersection of highway 26 and Higdon road. CHP is reporting one person trapped in that car. There is no word on injuries.


Update: The eastbound lane is now opened. However, CHP says the west bound lane will remain clossed until about 7pm as PG & E fixes the lines. They also say one person was trapped in the car, but their injuries are minor.