CAMPTONVILLE, Calif. October 23, 2019 – Reader Jeff Ledson tagged us on Twitter yesterday and shared the following video:

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According to Ledson, the video was taken yesterday morning on Hwy 49 just outside of Camptonville where Caltrans contractors are paving the roadway.

Caltrans’ District 3 (the Sierra area) quickly reacted to the video and stated: “Thank you for flagging. We have forwarded the video to the resident engineer for the project who is contacting the private construction crew immediately. They will also be holding a safety meeting as a reminder of proper safety measures.”

Sparks created by dragging chains, blown-out tires (or dozer blades) can ignite roadside vegetation quickly. Please be careful when driving.