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Highway 70 is now open

Feather Publishing

12/17/2010 5:30 p.m. Update

The accidents have been cleared and the highway is now open.

12/17/2010

State route 70 - the entire roadway is blocked approximately 5 miles west
of the Greenville Wye due to numerous vehicle spin outs. R1 chain controls
in effect.

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Fatal accident on Highway 70; Highway now open

Feather Publishing
12/12/2010 Updated 9:30 a.m.
The roadway has been repaired and normal two-way traffic has been restored.

12/11/2010 Updated 12:00 p.m.
SR 70 remains under one way traffic control due to a large boulder blocking the westbound lane (see photos attached). Caltrans will go to a full closure to blast the boulder, planned for early this afternoon.

The victim of the accident is reported to be Judy Johnson of Greenville.
Accident
Collision with falling rock kills van driver on Highway 70

12/11/2010 Updated 6:30 a.m.
One way controlled trraffic remains in effect at the site of the accident. CanTrans sent a geologist to the site to assess the damage. Crews worked through the night.

12/10/2010 Updated 4:30 p.m.
A female motorist driving an older model van was killed about 3 p.m. when her van struck a boulder that apparently tumbled onto Highway 70 about three miles east of Belden,in the Feather River Canyon.

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Special election underway; polling places consolidated

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
12/8/2010

The special election to fill the vacancy of the late state Senator Dave Cox is now underway. Sample ballots have been mailed and permanent vote-by-mail ballots were sent Monday, Dec. 6.

The election will be a “consolidated” one with just one polling place — the county courthouse. Voters may vote by mail or at the courthouse. Other regular polling places will not be used.

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Two dogs stricken with salmon poisoning at Lake Davis

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor
12/8/2010

Two cases of salmon poisoning in dogs have been confirmed in the last two to three weeks; Beckwourth veterinarian Dr. Martin Schafer treated them.

The disease, traditionally found in uncooked salmon, is a regional thing, found from north of San Francisco to Oregon. Eating or licking raw fish infects dogs.

Read more: Two dogs stricken with salmon poisoning at Lake Davis

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