COLFAX, Calif. — Sunday evening saw firefighters and many other agencies spring into action to help a woman in labor.
Cal Fire's Nevada-Yuba-Placer unit responded to a report of power lines down in the area of Magra Road and Interstate 80 before being notified of a woman in labor nearby.
The woman was trapped on the interstate after several trees and powerlines blocked the roadway to westbound traffic.
Ultimately, Cal Fire, a Union Pacific Railroad crew, an Auburn public works employee, multiple members of the Colfax public works braved Rollins Lake Road to get the patient to Colfax and eventually to I-80 and enroute to the hospital.
In a post from Cal Fire NEU, firefighters said crews fought through falling trees, downed power lines, zero visibility conditions and large amounts of snow.