Nevada County wreck: 2 crashes on 1st day of heavy rain |

Nevada County wreck: 2 crashes on 1st day of heavy rain

The California Highway Patrol on Friday responded to two vehicle wrecks in Nevada County, one involving a crash into a telephone pole and the other, a vehicle hanging over an embankment.

The first crash happened just after 9 a.m. near Highway 174 and Lower Colfax Road. A vehicle was hanging over an embankment. The two occupants escaped with no injuries, CHP said.

A wrecker was on the scene within 15 minutes. The scene was cleared shortly afterward.

Hours later, a vehicle collided with a utility pole in Alta Sierra, sending telephone lines across the road, reports stated.

That crash happened just before noon in the 17000 block of Oscar Drive. There was one minor injury. Those wires have since been removed from the road.

The wrecks happened on the first day of heavy rain this season. The National Weather Service states between 1 to 2 inches of rain were expected Friday in Grass Valley. More rain is expected through Monday.

Nevada County officials have placed sandbags at its warehouse, at the corner of East Broad Street and Highway 49 in Nevada City, and at the Higgins Fire District’s main station, 10106 Combie Road, in South County.

“We all need to slow down until the rain washes off the road,” said John Gulserian, the county’s program manager of the Office of Emergency Services.

To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email or call 530-477-4239.

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