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Highway 99 traffic slowed by downed tree in Tehama County

By Kelli Saam
Published On: Mar 05 2014 09:38:22 AM CST
Updated On: Mar 05 2014 11:14:15 AM CST
VINA, Calif. -

Highway 99E was blocked between Vina and Los Molinos in Tehama County after a crash involving a downed tree.     

According to the CHP, just after 6 a.m. a car crashed into a downed tree near the Deer Creek Bridge.   Highway 99 was closed just north of South Avenue, near Tehama-Vina Road.

The tree blocked both the northbound and southbound lanes.

Just after 8 a.m. one way controlled traffic was moving through the area.  Traffic controlls are expected to be in place until approximately 10:30 a.m.