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Placer County’s rural Taylor Road becomes temporary interstate freeway
Wednesday Apr 22 2015
Traffic was to take a detour off Interstate 80 in Placer County this morning and again, overnight into Thursday, turning Taylor Road once again into a major thoroughfare. Caltrans ...
100-mph-plus I-80 pursuit leads to Dutch Flat arrest
Tuesday Mar 24 2015
A Citrus Heights man is behind bars in Sacramento County after a high-speed pursuit with police along Interstate 80 through Placer County into the Sierra. The chase started at abo ...
I-80, Meadow Vista crashes slow traffic, injure biker
Tuesday Mar 17 2015
A motorcycle rider was injured Monday in a crash with a truck on Placer Hills Road in Meadow Vista. Injured in the crash was motorcycle rider Scott Trauman, 24, of Colfax. Accord ...
Applegate Fire spurs evacuations
Wednesday Oct 08 2014
Multiple fires burning along Interstate 80 threatened homes and businesses Wednesday afternoon in the Applegate area. The fires reportedly started around 1:30 p.m. along the freew ...
Cow carnage on I-80 east
Thursday Aug 21 2014
At least four cows were killed Thursday morning on Interstate 80 after a pickup truck hauling a cattle trailer struck a guardrail, spilling its bovine passengers onto the freeway. ...
2 hurt as big rig overturns on Interstate 80 offramp in Auburn
Thursday Aug 21 2014
A big rig believed to be hauling glass missed a turn and overturned Wednesday on an Interstate 80 offramp in Auburn. The tractor-trailer rig’s two occupants were injured and ...
Old Town Auburn tunnel tales: Gold, ghosts, graffiti and glow sticks
Tuesday Aug 19 2014
The ongoing drought has created a gold mine in Old Town Auburn – literally. Yards from the giant statue of the man who discovered the glowing metal and jump-started the foun ...
Caltrans to start first lift of the Raise 80 overcrossing project
Thursday Aug 07 2014
LOOMIS – A $36 million construction project to raise the vertical clearance of nine Interstate 80 overcrossings from Loomis to Magra will start in early September. The Caltr ...
Motorcycle rider killed on I-80 near Colfax
Friday Jul 25 2014
Witnesses have told California Highway Patrol investigators that a motorcyclist killed Friday on Interstate 80 near Colfax was trying to split freeway traffic when the crash occurr ...
Caltrans announces $36 million I-80 overpass clearance project
Sunday Mar 23 2014
If they haven’t already, northern Placer County drivers who frequent Interstate 80 or its overpasses would do well to learn alternate routes on city and county roads. Caltra ...
Three injured in I-80 crash, rollover in Auburn
Tuesday Dec 17 2013
A truck that reportedly stopped on Interstate 80 near the Nevada Street exit in Auburn was broadsided in a crash that sent three people to hospital today. The crash was re ...
Missing Colfax man's body found off Interstate 80 in Placer County
Monday Dec 16 2013
Colfax resident Eric Garcia, who was reported missing Dec. 8, was found dead inside his vehicle at 5 p.m. Sunday, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said today. Acco ...
First winter storm hits Sierra Nevada resorts
Wednesday Nov 20 2013
SODA SPRINGS -- The first major storm system rolled into the Sierra foothills this week, and snow enthusiasts as well as commuters can expect to see more snow on the ground, as wel ...
100 pounds of marijuana found in Auburn traffic stop on I-80
Thursday Oct 17 2013
About 100 pounds of marijuana was found inside a vehicle that was initially stopped for speeding on Interstate 80 near Auburn. According to a California Highway Patrol report, an ...
Massive I-80 project ends with smooth Placer road to Tahoe
Thursday Oct 03 2013
A massive road-smoothing project that spans 90 miles of Interstate 80 from Auburn to the Nevada state line and cost $821 million is now complete. Caltrans’ District 3 office ...
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