High number of crashes in Siskiyou County

CHP, Cal Fire and other agencies had their hands full with an influx of emergency calls early Thursday morning from icy roads.

Posted: Feb. 21, 2019 7:50 PM
Updated: Feb. 21, 2019 7:50 PM

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swatch 12's emma balkenbush is live in yreka. she tells us why california highway patrol says this morning's wrecks had a much bigger effect on them than it normally does. [a7]i5 siskiyou accidents-live stinger chp here in yreka and in mt. shasta responded to 16 crashes in just about 3 hours. to give you an idea of just how significant that is.. the pio i spoke with today tells me he never really has to leave the officer here, but today there were so many accidents every officer was take a look at these pictures. one of those crashes involved a fire rescue truck from grenada fire. that's a volunteer department down here. chp says the department was responding to a rollover crash around 7:20 on i-5. firefighters were helping out the driver of that truck when a big rig with a this embankment. it is now totaled. crews had a lot of clean up to do after. were able to get that re opened and get traffic moving again." there is a very strong commraderie among the local offer help. chp also says an 81 year old mount shasta man into a tree and drainage canal. two other passengers were taken to the hospital. today was extremely busy for coming up tonight at 6 - 12. pacific power says it wants to clear confusion around the smart
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