California Highway Patrol is advising drivers to avoid Hwy. 16, if possible because of a fire and traffic accident.
According to the Amador Fire Protection District, a car collided with a hay truck along Hwy. 16 near Latrobe Road on Saturday morning. Both vehicles were fully engulfed in flames when fire crews arrived, with the fire spreading to grass on both sides of the road. The fires have since been contained.
Because of the accident, Hwy. 16 Latrobe and Old Sacramento roads is closed for an undetermined amount of time.