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Highway 49 Reopens Near Amador-Calaveras County Line Following Deadly Crash

CALAVERAS COUNTY (CBS13) — Highway 49 near the Amador and Calaveras county lines has reopened after a deadly crashed blocked the roadway for several hours Wednesday.

The crash happened early Wednesday morning just south of Big Bar Road.

Exactly what led up to the crash is unclear, but California Highway Patrol confirms that at least one person has died.

Caltrans says the crash had blocked all lanes of Highway 49. Drivers were being urged to avoid the area or detour through West Point on Highway 26 or Burson Road to Camanche Parkway, or Wallace on Highway 12 to Highway 88 until the closure ended.

Crews reopened the roadway just before 8 p.m.

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