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Big-rig driver arrested for DUI
Wednesday Aug 12 2009
A vigilant citizen may have saved the lives of other Interstate 80 motorists this week. California Highway Patrol officers arrested a big-rig driver Monday at about 8:55 p.m. aft ...
I-80 detour end is in sight
Monday Aug 03 2009
The road to rehab Interstate 80 just east of Colfax is moving into the home stretch – with the end of detours in view. Caltrans is anticipating that road rehabilitation of I-80 ...
Vehicle into center divide backs up I-80 traffic
Wednesday Jul 22 2009
A minor injury accident blocked two lanes of Interstate 80 Wednesday evening. A vehicle traveling at about 80 mph eastbound on the interstate reportedly hit the center divide at a ...
Lane reopens after I-80 grass fire
Monday Jul 13 2009
Fire crews contained a grass fire that sparked near Interstate 80 Monday afternoon. Emergency responders reported that the large spot fire, which is about a quarter-acre or less, ...
Placer roads getting safer
Thursday May 28 2009
Some folks feel safer, others don’t. But the stats are a revelation. Traffic accidents in Placer County have been dropping yearly since 2003. Rick Ward, commander of the Auburn ...
Overturned big rig blocks two lanes of I-80
Wednesday Apr 29 2009
An overturned big rig backed up eastbound Interstate 80 traffic Wednesday evening. At about 5:09 p.m., California Highway Patrol and other emergency personnel responded to a call ...
Officers have ‘zero tolerance’ for traffic violations Thursday
Wednesday Apr 15 2009
Motorists will need to take extra care to follow road laws today. The Auburn Area California Highway Patrol’s Zero Tolerance Day is in effect from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Highway 4 ...
Our View: I-80 makeover will be smooth if we’re all safe
Thursday Apr 09 2009
If you’re finding nighttime travel between Auburn and Tahoe to be a little cumbersome, stay calm. Your patience will pay off. While truckers, skiers and lake-seeking vacationers ...
Supervisors vote on whether to buy buses that burn natural gas or diesel
Monday Apr 06 2009
Placer County supervisors could be switching gears today when they vote to buy five new diesel-powered buses. Using $2.8 million in funding that includes $1.1 million in federal e ...
Interstate 80 repair project revving up
Wednesday Apr 01 2009
The first night of detours on Interstate 80 between Colfax and the Nevada State line apparently went without a hitch. Construction crews closed the interstate just after midnight ...
I-80 chase ends with crash into tree; arrest made
Thursday Mar 05 2009
A Loomis man is being held on $50,000 bail after reportedly almost hitting a police officer with a car. Shane Keller, 38, was booked in Placer County Jail Wednesday on charges of ...
Multi-vehicle accident blocks I-80 lanes
Tuesday Mar 03 2009
Seven motorists were reportedly taken to area hospitals after three apparent two-car accidents slowed Interstate 80 Tuesday afternoon. As the rain came down Tuesday, emergency re ...
I-80 'bottleneck' work to rev up
Tuesday May 13 2008
Transportation officials had good news and bad at a groundbreaking ceremony Monday marking the second phase of the Interstate 80 “bottleneck” project. The good news? The entir ...
Rocklin I-80 closures continue
Tuesday May 06 2008
Motorists can expect a full highway closure from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly through May 10 on Interstate 80 at Sierra College Blvd. A detour, using the off-ramp and the adjacent on- ...
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