Ophir Road

9,000 lose power after car splinters high-voltage pole

A car left the road and slammed head-on Tuesday into a power pole on Ophir Road, snapping the support for a 60,000 kilovolt transmission line feeding thousands of foothills homes. ...

Media Life: Placer’s Highway 40 stretch gets new monument in Ophir

Take a detour off the smooth textures of  Interstate 80 and onto Ophir Road near Auburn and you’ll soon get an inkling for how automobile travel felt and sounded like in ...

Suspected driver in Auburn I-80 tow-truck death arrested

AUBURN CA - A Newcastle man was behind bars Monday on charges that he hit a tow-truck driver with his car and fled the scene last week in Auburn. Christopher Michael Keller, 25, ...

Car crashes, rolls over on Interstate 80 near Auburn

The driver of a car that crashed into an embankment then rolled over Tuesday morning on busy Interstate 80 was able to walk away. The car struck a big rig on westbound I-80 shortly ...