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Vehicles Towed From Yuba River Crossing

A number of river recreationsist’s weekend ruined because of illegal parking. For the first time this year, CHP took the most severe action against illegal parking where Highway 49 crosses the South Yuba River. Officer Mike Steele says the situation has been bad for years, but Saturday was extreme.

Listen to Mike Steele

The problem has beeb getting progressiveley worse this year. The CHP had been out to the same site Friday and issued warnings and citations, but Saturday they took the next step, which finally got peoples attention.

Listen to Mike Steele

Steele says the issue is even worse at Edwards and Purdon Crossing because cars block the bridges and emergency vehicles have no way to get to fire or medical calls.
In the South County, the bridge on the Bear River below Magnolia and Dog Bar is also an issue. A number of citations were issued there last week and if the problem is bad this weekend Steele says they will call for the tow trucks.

1 Comment

August 6, 2019


Exactly what law where the vehicles breaking? They were parked behind the white lines not blocking traffic. As all other 17 cars.

Considering this area is a cell service dead zone and no notices posted in that area about no parking. Nor any lines painted.
How was this a legal tow?

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