Accident temporarily closes Highway 49

A three car accident took place on Highway 49 between Gold Chain Lane and Knickerbocker Road at 2 p.m. on Monday Oct. 28. Witnesses said a car traveling south bound lost control due to wet conditions, caused two other vehicles to collide and spun off the road into a ditch.

CAL FIRE and Sierra Ambulance was on scene and although no one was reported to have major injuries a number of victims were transported via ambulance.

Highway 49 was closed for roughly one hour while CHP crews cleared the area. Authorities have yet to release the cause of the accident.