Interstate 80

Placer County’s rural Taylor Road becomes temporary interstate freeway

Traffic was to take a detour off Interstate 80 in Placer County this morning and again, overnight into Thursday, turning Taylor Road once again into a major thoroughfare. Caltrans ...

100-mph-plus I-80 pursuit leads to Dutch Flat arrest

A Citrus Heights man is behind bars in Sacramento County after a high-speed pursuit with police along Interstate 80 through Placer County into the Sierra. The chase started at abo ...

I-80, Meadow Vista crashes slow traffic, injure biker

A motorcycle rider was injured Monday in a crash with a truck on Placer Hills Road in Meadow Vista. Injured in the crash was motorcycle rider Scott Trauman, 24, of Colfax. Accord ...

Applegate Fire spurs evacuations

Multiple fires burning along Interstate 80 threatened homes and businesses Wednesday afternoon in the Applegate area. The fires reportedly started around 1:30 p.m. along the freew ...

Cow carnage on I-80 east

At least four cows were killed Thursday morning on Interstate 80 after a pickup truck hauling a cattle trailer struck a guardrail, spilling its bovine passengers onto the freeway. ...

2 hurt as big rig overturns on Interstate 80 offramp in Auburn

A big rig believed to be hauling glass missed a turn and overturned Wednesday on an Interstate 80 offramp in Auburn. The tractor-trailer rig’s two occupants were injured and ...

Old Town Auburn tunnel tales: Gold, ghosts, graffiti and glow sticks

The ongoing drought has created a gold mine in Old Town Auburn – literally. Yards from the giant statue of the man who discovered the glowing metal and jump-started the foun ...

Caltrans to start first lift of the Raise 80 overcrossing project

LOOMIS – A $36 million construction project to raise the vertical clearance of nine Interstate 80 overcrossings from Loomis to Magra will start in early September. The Caltr ...

Caltrans announces $36 million I-80 overpass clearance project

If they haven’t already, northern Placer County drivers who frequent Interstate 80 or its overpasses would do well to learn alternate routes on city and county roads. Caltra ...

Three injured in I-80 crash, rollover in Auburn

  A truck that reportedly stopped on Interstate 80 near the Nevada Street exit in Auburn was broadsided in a crash that sent three people to hospital today. The crash was re ...

Missing Colfax man's body found off Interstate 80 in Placer County

  Colfax resident Eric Garcia, who was reported missing Dec. 8, was found dead inside his vehicle at 5 p.m. Sunday, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said today. Acco ...

100 pounds of marijuana found in Auburn traffic stop on I-80

About 100 pounds of marijuana was found inside a vehicle that was initially stopped for speeding on Interstate 80 near Auburn. According to a California Highway Patrol report, an ...

Massive I-80 project ends with smooth Placer road to Tahoe

A massive road-smoothing project that spans 90 miles of Interstate 80 from Auburn to the Nevada state line and cost $821 million is now complete. Caltrans’ District 3 office ...

Miracle walkaway from Interstate 80 crash in Auburn

The driver of this car walked away after a wild ride Monday afternoon off Interstate 80 in Auburn, just west of the eastbound off-ramp to Old Town Auburn. Witnesses said the vehicl ...

Vehicle collides with parked big rig

A three-vehicle accident involving a small sedan, a van and a semi truck held up eastbound traffic for close to an hour on Interstate 80 Thursday morning, causing no fatalities but ...