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CHP Searching For Big Rig Driver In Death Of Tow Truck Driver On Highway 50

The California Highway Patrol is searching for a big rig that may have hit the tow truck driver, who was outside of his vehicle on westbound Highway 50. Officers say the big rig driver may not have known they hit the tow truck driver as it appears they were struck by a trailer.


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Caltrans Warns Deer Accidents On Rise At Highway 50 And Interstate 80

“In that particular area, [Highway] 50 and [Interstate] 80, there have been a lot of wildfires, which means there is less vegetation, and the animals need to travel forward to forage,” she said.


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Authorities Looking For Person Who Threw Kittens From Car On Highway 50

Investigators are looking for witnesses who saw the person throwing three kittens from a car on Highway 50 early Friday morning.


The portion of Highway 50 to be rehabilitated. (Credit: Caltrans)

Caltrans: Highway 50 Revamp to Start 2 Weeks Early

Commuters beware! The project to upgrade the Highway 50 Viaduct is beginning two weeks early, Caltrans announced Thursday.


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Highway 50, Watt Avenue Project Causing Frustration For Drivers

The Sacramento County Department of Transportation added new ramps and stoplights at the Watt Avenue-Highway 50 interchange.


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Family Of Missing Colfax Man Continues Search

Today marks one week since Eric Garcia disappeared after leaving Rancho Murrieta. Deputies say Eric made a call to his fiancé last Saturday morning, but the phone hasn’t been used since then.


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UPDATE: Kyburz Fire 40% Contained; Highway 50 Controls Still In Place

Highway 50 has been closed indefinitely in both directions near Kyburz in El Dorado County due to thick smoke blowing across the roadway from a nearby fire.



UPDATE: Highway 50 Reopened after Carnival Truck Fire

According to the California Highway Patrol, a big rig carrying carnival rides caught fire sometime after 2 p.m. on Tuesday about 25 miles east of Placerville.


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Snow Survey Expected To Show Levels Almost 50% Below Average

This season’s fourth snow survey is scheduled for today. The Department of Water Resources conducts its manual survey off Highway 50 near Echo Summit later this morning.


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Highway 50 Traffic Backed Up For Miles After SUV Hits 2 Other Vehicles

Eastbound Highway 50 near Watt Avenue is now clear after a pickup truck collided with a Caltrans vehicle and overturned Monday afternoon, officials say.


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Couple Driving Stolen Car Arrested In Sacramento After Chase

A man and woman are behind bars Friday after leading deputies on a chase on Highways 99 and 50 in a stolen vehicle.


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Popularity Of Tahoe For New Year’s Turns Highway 50 Into Parking Lot

Tahoe is a popular destination for New Year’s celebrations and vacations, but getting there proved problematic this weekend.