American River Trail Cleanup Starts Monday

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Hikers and cyclists will have to find a new path on the American River trail come Monday morning. Plenty of people have been enjoying the water and hitting the trails near Lake Natoma, but that’s going to change Monday morning as crews will be temporarily closing a section of the trail to clear debris. Crews are slated to arrive at 5 a.m. Parts of the trail have been covered with large rocks since 2017. “It is an easy slip hazard to be completely honest,” Michelle Thurn, a casual hiker, said.  “But if it was smoother I don’t think I could stress enough how much better it would be.” State Parks says winter storms two years ago caused a landslide which led to the debris cluttering the trail. Bureau of Reclamation and State Parks say heavy equipment will be used to remove the large, heavy rocks from the Jedidiah Smith Trail on the American River Parkway. “For everybody else who wants to use the stroller, it will be safer for them because it is a little bit of a challenge with that,” Nancy…

1,300-Acre Gaines Fire In Mariposa County Now 60 Percent Contained

MARIPOSA COUNTY (CBS13) — As of 7:03 p.m. Sunday evening, Cal Fire says the Gaines Fire is now 60 percent contained at 1,300 acres. #GainesFire at Mt. Gaines Rd and Bear Valley Rd, Bear Valley in Mariposa County is 1,300 acres and 60% contained. — CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) August 19, 2019 READ: Missing Granite Bay Boy Alijah Freeman Has Been Found No evacuations were ordered in the fire. No structures have been damaged.

Fatal Vehicle Versus Pedestrian Collision On Watt Avenue Leaves 1 Dead

ARDEN-ARCADE (CBS13) — Officials are investigating a fatal vehicle versus pedestrian collision left one dead near Watt Avenue and Whitney Avenue in the Arden-Arcade area. California Highway Patrol North Sacramento said the pedestrian did not survive and the driver of the vehicle remained on the scene. The driver is reportedly being questioned and is suspected of driving under the influence. No arrest has been made. The identity of the driver is currently unknown. More details to follow.

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