[env-trinity] Major Traffic Delays on Buckhorn Summit

Tom Stokely tstokely at att.net
Thu Mar 31 09:32:01 PDT 2016

Oops, a little too much dynamite!

UPDATE 12:25 p.m.Traffic in Highway 299 at Buckhorn Summit will be under one-way traffic control with intermittent full closures as crews clean up a rock slide triggered by a blasting operation.Drivers should expect up to two-hour delays.It may take up to two days to remove all the rocks and debris that fell onto the highway, according to Caltrans.The blasting operations are part of an ongoing project to improve the highway.Original story:Highway 299 on Buckhorn Summit in western Shasta County has been closed after blasting near the road caused rocks and dirt to roll into the roadway.Emergency dispatchers announced at about 11:15 a.m. that the highway is expected to be closed 2 to 3 hours. One lane is expected to be open in about 30 minutes to emergency traffic only. 
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