Highway 20 crash closes road above Nevada City | TheUnion.com

Highway 20 crash closes road above Nevada City

The Union staff
A car collided into a power pole on Highway 20 Monday morning.
Photo submitted by Susan Caribeiner

A single-vehicle wreck closed Highway 20 above Nevada City in both directions Monday morning.

The driver of the vehicle, who was not identified as of press time, crashed into a power pole near Harmony Ridge at about 10:30 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol website. According to CHP reports, the power pole snapped and AT&T lines were sagging down on the roadway.

Nevada County Consolidated Fire units responded and found a single occupant trapped in the driver’s seat who required extrication. Both lanes of Highway 20 were closed during operations, until the patient was extricated and transported via air ambulance to Roseville.

Caltrans arrived to assist with the road closure and was able to open one lane until the lanes were repaired, according to a release from the fire department. The scene was cleared at about 12:30 p.m.

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