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A big rig that burst into flames on Highway 580 in Alameda County near the Livermore Valley triggered an extremely slow commute in southern Alameda County.
The California Highway Patrol received reports of a vehicle fire on westbound Highway 580 just west of Airway Boulevard in Livermore around 6 a.m.
Traffic quickly backed as firefighters shut down several lanes while they extinguished the blaze, backing up traffic all the way back to Highway 205.
At the height of the backup, commuters were reporting 30-45 minutes delays in their commute.
The burned out truck cab was moved to the side of the road and the Sig-alert was canceled shortly before 6:45 a.m. but the backup still stretched well into the morning commute.Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:48:41 -0700
An Oklahoma man says he wound up stuck in a storm drain for two days because he was chasing after a $20 bill.
KSWO reports the unnamed man somehow fit his way into a storm drain trying to get the bill he dropped in the drain. When he wound up underground, he ended up getting lost in the city drain system.
ABC adds the man was between 12 to 15 feet underground in the drain — and it was only 42 inches in diameter. A group of high school students ended up calling 911 after hearing the man's cries for help from deep underground.
Police were able to get the man out of that drain and say he got a bump on his head while he was underground. They add the city drain system is so confusing, you'd need a map to get around it.
One police officer who responded to the scene said he had never seen anything like this in his nearly 30 years of work. Another responder said the man was confused and didn't have any idea what day it was when he was rescued. (Via The Huffington Post)
And unfortunately, after that long ordeal, the man was never able to find that lost $20 bill.
See more at newsy.com.Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:11:15 -0700
Aftershocks continued to rumble from beneath the Pacific seabed off the Northern California coast early Monday after a major earthquake was centered 50 miles west of Eureka.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, 18 aftershocks ranging from 4.6 to 2.7 in magnitude had been recorded since the initial 6.9 quake struck at 10:18 p.m. Sunday.
Fortunately, the offshore quake did not generate a tsunami warning for the California coast.
The USGS said as a rule of thumb, a magnitude 6 mainshock may have aftershocks up to 10 to 20 miles away, while a magnitude 7 mainshock may have aftershocks as far as 30 to 50 miles away.
The quake was felt widely across the region but both fire and sheriff's officials in Humboldt County said early Monday more than four hours after the quake hit that they had no reports of any damage or injuries.
But more than 3,000 people reported on the USGS website that they felt the quake. Some reported a long, rolling shake that woke children or knocked items off shelves. Some of those respondents live across the border in Oregon.
On the KTVU Facebook page, several people said they felt a slight shaking motion that increased in intensity for several seconds.
Serra Burres Rangel said “it was a good shaker here in Eureka! It was long and felt like the house was rolling.”
In Fort Bragg, Diane James-Lionberger said “it was pretty strong 5 miles south of Fort Bragg. Walls moving and the curtain was going back and forth. Lasted several seconds.”
Meanwhile, in Eureka, Ash Irie Tea posted “We’re in Eureka, our whole house was shaking. A few pictures fell & a hanging plant was shook out of the ceiling, hook & all.”Mon, 10 Mar 2014 07:38:56 -0700 News Source: MedleyStory More Local News Stories