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Update: Semi Blocking HWY 49 In Tuttletown

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Update at 6 p.m.: The big rig trailer that was stuck on Highway 49 at the Rawhide Road intersection in the Tuttletown area of Tuolumne County has been removed. It is unclear if the driver of the semi was able to free the section of the trailer resting on the pavement or whether it was pulled off the roadway by another vehicle. The CHP reports that a tow crew had been called to the scene, but was called off before it arrived as the truck was already removed from the highway.

Original post at 5:40 p.m.: Tuttletown, CA – A stuck big rig is making for lengthening the evening commute for some travelers along Highway 49 in Tuolumne County.

The CHP reports that traffic is backed up, 30 to 40 vehicles, in both directions of the highway at the Rawhide Road intersection in the Tuttletown area. The CHP relays a tow crew has been called to the scene as a section of the semi’s trailer is resting on the roadway. Motorists are asked to find an alternative route if possible. We’ll have an update as soon as more details come into the newsroom.