Interstate 80

Motorcycle rider dead in I-80 crash at Applegate

A 53-year-old Vacaville man was killed after the Harley-Davidson he was riding left Interstate 80 and crashed. Witnesses told California Highway Patrol investigators that they saw ...

Placer County’s rural Taylor Road becomes temporary interstate freeway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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

  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

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

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 ...