highway 49

New North Auburn shopping center close to breaking ground

Six months after gaining Placer County approvals to develop a new North Auburn shopping center, its developer is close to gaining OKs necessary to break ground. The Willow Creek S ...

Electric cart heist putters out on Auburn's Highway 49

It was one wild, slow ride on a not-so-hot set of wheels. A low-speed, high-profile pursuit on Highway 49 ended with the arrest of a suspect on suspicion of stealing an electric c ...

Highway 49 crash kills motorcycle rider in Auburn

A motorcycle rider has died following a collision with a truck on Highway 49 in Auburn. The rider was identified as William Hurst, 47, of the Auburn area, according to information ...

Slide slows Cool-Auburn canyon crawl commute

The “canyon crawl” commute between Auburn and Cool took on an even slower speed Tuesday when a morning rock slide forced partial closure of a stretch of Highway 49. Th ...

Hell Hole Dam collapse 50 years ago today continues to teach

The photos were spectacular as the Highway 49 bridge gave way 50 years ago today. But the lasting story was the upstream collapse Dec. 23, 1964, of the Hell Hole Dam that sent a s ...

Rain creates heightened Auburn crash conditions

Rain is back in the Auburn forecast, creating slick roads and challenges for drivers on winding, narrow stretches of blacktop. While the rain was far from heavy during the day in ...

New North Auburn shopping center plans grocery store as anchor

No names are being mentioned but the owner of an empty North Auburn parcel near both Safeway and Bel Air supermarkets plans to bring another grocery business into the retail mix. ...

American River metal debris study details cleanup costs

Just what to do with hundreds of tons of metal left in the American River after a 1964 bridge washout is still an open question. But a new report commissioned by the Sierra Nevada ...

Wal-Mart makes key move to start North Auburn build

A corner of two major North Auburn streets is going big. While a key step in its North Auburn store construction plans was being made Friday by Wal-Mart Stores, work was progressi ...

1964 Highway 49 bridge rubble remains a cleanup quandary

By most accounts, the Highway 49 bridge blowout of December 1964 was spectacular. Photos and video from the time show the force of a hellish torrent of water and wood collapsing t ...