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CHP Begins Maximum Enforcement Period for Holiday Weekend

SACRAMENTO – As Memorial Day weekend approaches and Californians gear up for summer festivities, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is implementing a statewide traffic enforcement effort to help everyone reach their destination safely. Last year over the holiday weekend, 46 people lost their lives in crashes throughout California. Beginning at 6:01 p.m. on Friday, May 24, the CHP is initiating a ...

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Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month: What You Need to Know

OAKHURST–More motorcyclists will be on the roads as spring weather welcomes the riding season, and this May, during Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, all motorists are urged to take an extra look — double check your blind spots — before turning or changing lanes, because that extra second could save a life. Here are some tips for sharing our roads with ...

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CHP Salutes Those Who Answer the Call for Help

SACRAMENTO– National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, April 14-20, is an opportunity to shine the light on the unseen heroes. The heroes who keep us safe in our times of greatest need. Public Safety Dispatchers play a critical role in orchestrating emergency response efforts. They provide vital information to both the callers and emergency responders.   “These women and men are ...

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You Can Be Santa to a Senior!

OAKHURST–The California Highway Patrol (CHP) Oakhurst Area is coordinating “Be A Santa to a Senior” for local seniors who are residents at local assisted living facilities. Drop-off locations are located throughout the area to collect socks, games, decks of cards, dominos, books, calendars, coloring books, pens, pencils, highlighters, crayons, hats, scarves, blankets, robes, bath items, Chapstick, lotion, gloves, puzzles, gift bags ...

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Alert: Traffic Collision Hwy 41 and Road 630

OAKHURST–The California Highway Patrol is reporting a traffic collision has taken place on Highway 41 near Road 630 (in the Cedar Valley area). A single vehicle is involved and has gone off the roadway. Injuries are unknown at this time. Emergency Responders are on scene. Please use caution in the area. We will update this article when more information is ...

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CHP Holiday Enforcement Efforts

SACRAMENTO– Memorial Day weekend is quickly approaching, and many Californians are preparing to kick off the summer with a holiday gathering or road trip. Forty-five people were killed in crashes in California during last year’s Memorial Day weekend, nearly a 30 percent increase from the same period in 2021. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has a plan to help people ...

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Highway 41 Fuels Reduction Project

COARSEGOLD– The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), in cooperation with California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Department of Transportation (CAL TRANS), Pacific Southwest Research Station / Fresno State University, Private Landowners, and San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, aims to reduce large conflagrative fires and high suppression costs, to the citizens of California, by conducting a ...

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Alert: Traffic Collision Hwy 49 and Hwy 41

OAKHURST—The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is reporting a traffic collision has occurred at the junction of Highways 49 and 41 in Oakhurst. A single motorcycle is involved with an ambulance enroute. Initial reports indicated two lanes of traffic were blocked, however an update indicates one lane is open. Please avoid the area if possible. We will update this article when ...

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Storm Watch: Late February 2023 PART 2

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The National Weather Service Hanford Office is predicting that a series of cold storm systems will continue to bring winter weather impacts to the foothill and mountain communities across our area. These storms are expected to include blizzard like conditions in the higher elevations of Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada Mountains and snow levels down to 500 ...

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New Year’s Weekend Storm Damage Adding Up

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–This past weekend’s storm wreaked havoc on our mountain communities in more ways than one. Although we definitely needed the rain and snow, what we didn’t need was the flooding and damage that came with it. Flooding, landslides, trees down, power outages, and more occurred mostly on Saturday, News Year’s Eve when an atmospheric river storm moved through our ...

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