California Highway Patrol

CHP on maximum enforcement this Thanksgiving weekend

Whether it’s getting to family or meeting up with friends for some holiday cheer this Thanksgiving, plan accordingly, because the California Highway Patrol will be watching. St ...

More travelers, maximum enforcement on highways for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving means a road trip for approximately 4.7 million Californians this week. That’s up 12.1 percent from last year, according to AAA of Northern California. “While (p ...

CHP: 27 crashes in Auburn area over the weekend

Twenty-seven crashes over the weekend tells California Highway Patrol Officer David Martinez one thing – drivers need to slow down. “There’s always an increase in the number ...

Smoking semi shuts freeway offramp

First responders treated a smoking semi-truck as a hazardous material scene Tuesday and shut down the Clipper Gap freeway offramp for most of the day. But at about 4:30 p.m., firef ...

Weekend series of storms brings low snow, crashes, spinouts

A strong storm brought heavy rain to Auburn and snow to higher elevations of the foothills Saturday night. At 10 p.m. Saturday, the California Highway Patrol website was reportin ...

Head-on collision kills one

A motorcyclist lost his life in a head-on collision Wednesday afternoon. The accident occurred at 2:45 p.m. on Indian Hill Road, near the Auburn Area office of the California High ...

Fall storm is a soaker for foothills

The first major storm of fall brought slick roads, numerous fender-benders and spinouts, isolated flooding, a few power outages — and lots of rain. A gauge at Auburn’s Regional ...

Casino shoplifter led police on high-speed chase

A Lincoln woman is sitting in jail after she led law enforcement on a high-speed chase that ended with a crash in Auburn. Sherry Sensabaugh-Rhodes of Lincoln, was ineligible for b ...

Overturned trailer shut Interstate for 45 minutes

A driver and his passenger escaped a crash that shut down the eastbound side of the freeway for almost an hour late Monday afternoon. Orangevale resident Thomas Latoski and his p ...

Dump truck crash shut down Highway 49

A dump truck driver walked away uninjured after his vehicle hit a guardrail on Highway 49 Friday morning. The truck, which was coming out of the Cool Cave Quarry in Cool, was tra ...