Update: Two Crashes Shutdown Section Of HWY 49
Update at 6:20 p.m.: The CHP reports that both crashes have been cleared from Highway 49 just south of the Pedro Y in Sonora and traffic is moving freely once again.
The CHP is reporting minor injuries in these collisions, but the exact number of individuals hurt is unclear. There were two crashes, one involved four-vehicles that collided near Parrotts Ferry Road and then another two crashed a little south of that area. Officers directed one-way traffic control for 45 minutes. Traffic was backed up past Stockton Street in downtown Sonora while tow crews worked to remove the wreckage and debris from the highway.
Original post at 5:50 p.m.: Sonora, CA — The CHP is on the scene of a pileup and anther two-vehicle crash on Highway 49 near the Pedro Y in Sonora.
The CHP reports that four-vehicles collided near Parrotts Ferry Road and then another two crashed a little south of that area. The CHP reports as many as eight people could be injured and ambulances have been called to the scene.
Officers are directing one-way traffic as the southbound lane of the highway is blocked just south of the Parrotts Ferry Road intersection.