Interstate 80

I-80 detour end is in sight

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...