Nov82018

Camp Fire Causes Highway Closures

 

Caltrans Crews are Closely Monitoring Butte and Plumas Counties
to Assist CalFire and Other Agencies

BUTTE COUNTY —

Due to the #CampFire, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has closed State Route 70 in Butte and Plumas Counties, from the Highway 149 junction in Butte County to the junction of SR-89/Greenville Wye in Plumas County.

Southbound Highway 99 is closed from the Highway 32 junction to the junction at Highway 149.

“Caltrans District 3 and 2 are monitoring the fire closely and are ready to assist emergency personnel with road closures as needed,” says Amarjeet Benipal, District 3 Director, for Caltrans. “Our thoughts are with the communities that are affected by the fire.”

According to CalFire, the incident started at 6:33 a.m. near Pulga and by 9:23 a.m. it had burned 5,000 acres. Authorities issued evacuation orders for the residents of Paradise, Magalia and Pulga this morning. The Feather River Hospital was also evacuated. The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for strong winds and low relative humidity.

For up-to-date traffic closures, please follow Caltrans District 3 on Twitter @CaltransDist3 and on Facebook at CaltransDistrict3. For real-time traffic, click on Caltrans’ QuickMap or download the QuickMap app on iTunes or Google Play.

For the latest updates from CalFire, please go to:

http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents/incidentdetails/Index/2277

For the latest updates from the Butte County’s Sheriff Office please go to:

http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents/incidentdetails/Index/2277

For updates on road conditions related to the #CampFire in Plumas County, please contact Lupita Franco at (530) 604-4817 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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