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Highway 50 in Sacramento Shut Down Due to Serious Car Accident

A traffic collision on U.S. 50 near Howe Avenue in Sacramento County last night led to a temporary shutdown of the westbound lanes as emergency crews and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) responded to the incident.

The accident occurred at approximately 9:30 p.m., causing significant obstruction in the area. Despite the swift response from Caltrans and law enforcement, the closure impacted traffic flow, necessitating detours for late-night commuters. By 10:00 p.m., the roads were cleared and reopened to regular traffic, easing the temporary disruption.

Officials have not yet released detailed information about the circumstances surrounding the collision, including the number of vehicles involved, potential injuries, or the cause of the accident. Investigations are ongoing, and authorities are expected to provide updates once more facts are ascertained.

Local residents and travelers along U.S. 50 are advised to remain cautious and attentive to possible residual effects on traffic patterns following the accident.

Source: KTXL FOX 40 Sacramento