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Big Rig Accident Blocks Highway 299E, Traps Driver

By Kelli Saam
Published On: Oct 16 2012 01:20:18 PM CDT
Big Rig Accident Blocks Highway 299

Courtesy: Cynthia GiGioia

BURNEY, Calif. -

A big-rig accident has reduced Highway 299E to one lane at Hatchet Mountain in eastern Shasta County.  The accident happened around 9:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Witnesses told the CHP an empty big rig rolled onto its side.  The CHP said the driver was trapped, but could not confirm the severity of the driver's injuries.

The Highway is expected to be reduced to 1-way traffic for 6 to 8 hours.