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Olancha, Cartago: ‘The Gateway to the Sierra Nevadas’

By Deb Murphy A four-lane version of U.S. Hwy. 395 may by-pass Olancha and Cartago some time in the future, but CalTrans won’t leave the little communities in the lurch. The future of both was outlined at Tuesday’s Inyo Board of Supervisors’ meeting by James Powell of Alta Planning and Design. Olancha/Cartago will be re-branded […]

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Wrong-way driver killed on US 395

CHP news release On Saturday, August 17th, 2019, at approximately 5:55 PM, for an unknown reason, the driver of a black Jeep Patriot (SUV) was driving wrong way along US-395, traveling southbound in the northbound #1 lane just north of North Fort Road. At the same time, a green Ford F-150 pickup was traveling northbound […]

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Update: US 395 re-opens

Update at 9:24 pm: HIGH PROFILE PROHIBITION Cancelled HIGH WINDS ON U.S. HWY 395 have subsided BISHOP — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has cancelled the prohibition for high profile campers, trailers or permit loads to travel on U.S. Hwy 395 from Pearsonville to Bishop.   For the latest highway information please visit the […]

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Mule Days Parade – No chairs, etc. until the big day

Caltrans press release BISHOP—California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is again requiring the public to delay setting their lawn chairs along the parade route until the day of the parade. Chairs set out early may become a hazard, blow into the street, block access to businesses along the route and compromise safe passage for pedestrians on […]

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Two people, dog killed in crash off US 395

Tragedy on US 395 on Wednesday with two people from the Sacramento area and a dog suffering fatal injuries after a vehicle ran off the road. A news release from the CHP states that at approximately 6:40 AM March 27, Bridgeport CHP received a call regarding three pieces of wood in the southbound traffic lanes […]

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Fire closes US 395 north of Bridgeport

From Caltrans FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                        UPDATE US-395 CLOSED FROM SR-108 TO COLEVILLE BRIDGEPORT — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) would like to inform the traveling public that US-395 has closed from the north end of the town of Bridgeport, to the south end of Coleville, and at the junction of US-395 and State […]

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Fatal accident: Vehicle plunges into Virginia Creek

Press release On Friday, Feb. 23, at approximately 7:15 am, a collision occurred on southbound US Highway 395, just south of Green Creek Road. A white 2006 GMC pickup was traveling south on US 395 at approximately 40 miles per hour, on the snow-covered-roadway,. As the GMC passed Green Creek Road, it rotated in a […]

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Big rig overturns off US 395 near Bodie

From Caltrans BIG RIG OVERTURNED- SOUTHBOUND U.S.395 ONE WAY TRAFFIC CONTROL, EXPECT DELAYS BISHOP — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) would like to notify the traveling public of an overturned big rig that ran through the guardrails and overturned on the hillside off U.S. 395, just South of State Route 270 (Bodie). One-way traffic […]

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