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Highway 299 traffic control lifted after big rig crash

Highway 299 was under one-way traffic control this morning just east of Buzzard Roost Rd. in the Round Mountain Area.

Posted: Mar 15, 2019 6:39 AM
Updated: Mar 15, 2019 7:47 AM

ROUND MOUNTAIN AREA, Calif.-

UPDATE 3/15/19 7:10 a.m. Traffic control just east of Buzzard Roost Rd. in the Round Mountain Area has been lifted. 

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Highway 299 is under one-way traffic control just east of Buzzard Roost Rd. in the Round Mountain Area.

According to CHP, a big rig driver lost control after swerving to avoid a deer. 

The truck's load of alfalfa pellets spilled into the roadway, blocking traffic. 

Action News Now is working to learn when the road will be reopened. 

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