Sacto 9-1-1
December 27, 2011
Suspected drunk driver blocks Highway 70 by toppling utility poles

Highway 70 north of Marysville was closed today after a suspected drunk driver knocked down telephone poles into the roadway.

The driver of a pickup truck ran into a telephone pole around 4 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. That crash pulled down 7 poles, shutting down Highway 70 from Laurellen Road to 6 miles west of the Yuba-Butte county line at Woodruff Lane.

Alternating one-way traffic is now being allowed past the site.

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