GRANITE BAY, Calif. (CBS13) — Melting snow combined with freezing temperatures overnight is causing a frustrating drive for commuters in the foothills.

By about 7 a.m., seven separate crashes happened on Auburn Folsom Road and Douglas Boulevard as the result of ice apparently caused by a leaking fire hydrant. One motorist involved in a three-car accident says he saw what looked like water on the road, but didn’t realize it was ice until it was too late.

Auburn Folsom Road is closed at around Country Court.

Another head-on collision happened at the intersection of Auburn Folsom Boulevard and Eureka Road. No one in that crash was seriously injured.

Placer County road crews have spread a salt and sand mixture on the road, but it doesn’t seem to be very effective.

Several other crashes are caused in the Foothills area.


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