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Storm Watch– Schools, Road Conditions, Power Outages

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–From rain to hail to snow, thunderstorms, and wind, our communities have been dealing with the first major winter storm of the season which began on Sunday. The National Weather Service Hanford Office has predicted that Tuesday night into Wednesday morning will be the worst of the storm with snow levels dropping and more thunderstorms possible. Check below for ...

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Traffic Alert Traffic Collision Hwy 41 And Jewel Vista

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O’NEALS–A motor vehicle accident is being reported on Highway 41 at Jewel Vista Court in the O’Neals area. Two vehicles are involved and injuries are being reported. This is a head on collision and both lanes of the highway are currently blocked. California Highway Patrol (CHP) is on scene along with first responders. Please avoid the area if possible. We ...

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Traffic Alert Highway 41 and Jewel Vista

O’NEALS–A motor vehicle accident is being reported on Highway 41 near Jewel Vista in the O’Neals area. A single vehicle is involved and has blocked all lanes of the highway.  An ambulance and tow truck are enroute. Please use caution in the area and expect delays. We will update this article when more information is available. Update 4:30pm One way ...

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Woman Drives Off Highway 49 Into Ravine

MARIPOSA COUNTY–A woman drove off an embankment on Highway 49 in Mariposa County at approximately 2:00 am on Thursday morning, 7.21.2022. The accident occurred in a remote area between Mariposa and Coulterville on the Bagby Grade. A small group was doing research in a creek that runs into the Merced River near Bagby and while walking up the dry creek ...

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Highway 41 and Victoria Lane Traffic Accident

OAKHURST–California Highway Patrol is reporting a motor vehicle accident located at Highway 41 and Victoria Lane. One vehicle is involved. An ambulance is en route, injuries are unknown at this time. One person is reportedly trapped in the vehicle. Traffic is backing up on Highway 41 in the Deadwood area according to the California Department of Transportation (Cal Trans) quick ...

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CHP Officer involved in Coarsegold Accident

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OAKHURST — Saturday, July 2nd, 2022 at approximately 6:30pm, a motor vehicle accident occurred in Coarsegold on Highway 41 near Road 415. Initial reports, included here in our original article, indicated that two vehicles were involved, the southbound lanes were blocked and one patient was pinned in their vehicle. Once emergency crews arrived on scene they ordered an air ambulance ...

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Motor Vehicle Fatality in Oakhurst on Sunday Night

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OAKHURST — On Sunday, May 8, 2022, at approximately 9:15 p.m., the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Merced Communications Center (MCC) dispatched CHP Oakhurst area units to a call of a two-vehicle traffic collision with possible ejections and an ambulance responding. The collision occurred in the area of Road 426 and Road 427 (School Road). It was determined the true location ...

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Coroner’s Report: Fatality on SR-49 North & Pegleg Road

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MARIPOSA COUNTY — On April 28, 2022, at approximately 2:40 p.m., the Merced Communication Center (MCC) received a call of a traffic collision on SR-49 north of Pegleg Road. Officers from the California Highway Patrol Mariposa Area responded to the scene and investigated the crash. Preliminary investigation shows that a 33-year-old male was riding his motorcycle northbound on SR-49 north of ...

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Coarsegold Residents Involved in Fatal Traffic Collision

OAKHURST — On Saturday, November 20, 2021, at approximately 1:30 p.m., Oakhurst area CHP received a call of a report of a traffic collision on Road 415, east of Cutter Road.  The original reporting party stated they had heard the collision only. Upon arrival, CHP officers discovered two vehicles involved and both lanes of Road 415 completely blocked. The vehicles ...

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CHP Secures Grant to Increase Motorcycle Safety Awareness

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SACRAMENTO  — To help save lives and reduce the risk associated with riding a motorcycle, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will implement a new, federally funded grant campaign promoting motorcycle safety in California from October 1, 2021, through September 30, 2022. The goal of the Get Educated and Ride Safe (GEARS) IV grant is to decrease the number of motorcycle-involved ...

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