No injuries reported after two-vehicle crash near Burney Falls

BURNEY, Calif. — Officials are continuing to work at the scene of a two-vehicle collision that occurred northeast of the Intermountain community of Burney this afternoon, Saturday, May 1. The accident occurred along SR-89, three miles south of Burney Falls State Park, according to a CHP incident log. This collision was the second to occur just south of Burney Falls […]

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All SR-89 traffic between I-5 & SR-299E shut down due to snow conditions, multiple accidents

BURNEY, Calif. — CHP and Caltrans officials have called for the full closure of SR-89, between the junctions of Interstate 5 near Mt. Shasta and SR-299E east of Burney. Additionally, all traffic already stuck along the now-closed 60-mile stretch is being turned back, “wherever possible”, according to officials. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: Human remains discovered near Cottonwood, investigation continuing Redding […]

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Jack-knifed big-rig on SR-89 near Burney leads to overnight confusion, traffic delays

UPDATED: Thursday, Jan. 7, 6 p.m., With traffic condition update and other information. BURNEY, Calif. — A tractor-trailer combo that jack-knifed and crashed in heavy fog along SR-89 overnight led to multiple calls and confusion about the big-rig’s location, as well as an hours-long citizen-led search for its driver throughout the early morning hours today, Thursday, Jan. 7. The accident […]

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Woman who repeatedly rammed big rig during Burney road rage incident arrested

UPDATED: Thursday, Oct. 1, 1:15 p.m. See Original Story below. BURNEY, Calif. — In a follow up interview with California Highway Patrol, CHP Public Information Officer Morton confirmed to SCNS this afternoon that a 32-year-old, Alturas woman was arrested after fleeing the scene of a non-injury “sideswipe” traffic collision involving at least two big rigs and possibly involving several other […]

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UPDATE: SR-89 no longer blocked after hazardous tree removal

UPDATED: Wednesday, Sept. 2, 12:36 p.m. SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. — Caltrans officials announced just at 12:36 p.m. today that SR-89 was no longer blocked after officials finished removing a hazardous tree that was blocking both directions of travel near Burney Falls State Park. The roadway was blocked for less than one hour and traffic is now moving unimpeded through the […]

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More than half-dozen wrecks wreak havoc on SR-89 – “Sheet-ice” reported

UPDATED: Tuesday, Nov. 26, 3:50 p.m., With additional details. As the first snow of the season began falling in and around the Intermountain area, east of Redding and south of Mt. Shasta, CHP and area tow companies found themselves overwhelmed with numerous crashes reported throughout the region. Within hours of the season’s first snowfall in the area, CHP began receiving […]

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CHP investigating second Hat Creek rollover this week

HAT CREEK — A driver who reportedly swerved to avoid a deer sustained minor injuries after losing control of her vehicle and crashing in Hat Creek, early Friday morning, Nov. 22. A CHP incident log and radio traffic indicated the solo-vehicle accident happened on SR-89 at Gatewood. This morning’s crash follows on the heels of a deadly rollover accident that […]

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CHP investigating deadly Hat Creek rollover

HAT CREEK — At least one person has died after a solo-vehicle crash in Hat Creek this morning, Saturday, Nov. 16. The fatal collision, which involved at least two occupants, happened along SR-89, just south of the post office and Doty Rd., according to a CHP incident log. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: Redding enforcement operation yields 10 arrests, 72 citations […]

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Death investigation ongoing after man’s body found along SR-89

BURNEY — Officials are conducting an unattended death investigation after a man’s lifeless body was found behind a pickup truck along SR-89, north of SR-299E, early yesterday evening, Saturday, Sept. 14. The victim was discovered by a Shasta County Sheriff’s Sgt., who spotted a vehicle with its door’s open near the old railroad crossing at MM24, about two and a […]

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Bus dropping off children leads to Hat Creek 3 big-rig pileup

HAT CREEK — Authorities are at the scene of a chain reaction crash involving a school bus dropping off students in the Hat Creek area and three, fully loaded, tractor-trailer combos that slammed into each other while trying to stop for the bus earlier this afternoon, Tuesday, May 7. The accident, which happened on SR-89, a half-mile south of Lava […]

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