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CHP says truck driver followed ‘the old GPS’ onto dirt road


The California Highway Patrol (CHP) took to social media to share the story of a truck driver’s recent GPS fail.

In a September 7 post, the CHP’s Quincy Division called out a truck driver for not being aware of a major road closure and then relying on his GPS to reroute.

“Whoops!!!! A couple of issues here. This driver obviously doesn’t follow #CHP-Quincy or #CALTRANS-District 2. He was turned around at the closure on SR-70. He then went to the old GPS for help. Old Cromberg Road is not a viable route to cross the Sierra Nevadas. Quincy Tow brought out the big dawg and got him all straightened out,” CHP said.

According to Caltrans, State Route 70 is closed to through traffic between Jarbo Gap and the Greenville Wye for culvert replacement at Opapee Creek, west of Belden. State Route 70 is planned to reopen, with 24/7 one-way traffic control, at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, September 13. There is no designated detour for this closure.


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