Crash blocks Highway 49 lanes

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A vehicle accident on Highway 49 and Combie Road blocked northbound lanes for about an hour Tuesday evening. The accident was reported at about 4:57 p.m. Emergency responders manned one-way traffic control until the scene was cleared and all lanes reopened at about 6:02 p.m. According to the California Highway Patrol, one person was airlifted from the scene at about 5:36 p.m. No further information was available as of press time. ~Staff report