Minor delays reported as tree trimming and maintenance continue along 299E

OAK RUN — Cal Trans officials have issued a caution for Intermountain area commuters and residents regarding one-way traffic control occurring along 299E.

The traffic control will remain in effect while crews “focus on tree removal, drainage system inspections, and erosion control” throughout the area, according to Cal Trans District 2; who say the cleanup and maintenance began in the area today, Tuesday, Feb 4, and is scheduled to continue through Friday.

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As the project continues, some area motorists have reported minor delays, with some cautioning to leave a bit early to account for minor traffic backups caused by the crews and their large vehicles.

Cal Trans work crews have issued a warning that one-way traffic control will be implemented over the next four days along 299E, from Ingot to Round Mountain.  Pauline Nez photo

In a social media release Cal Trans specified the ongoing work is happening at various locations between Ingot and Round Mountain, and that the maintenance work is scheduled to continue from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for the next four days.

No accidents, injuries, or serious delays have been reported due to the cleanup and maintenance work being conducted.

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Pauline Nez photos


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Trevor Montgomery, 48, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, (the now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 29 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 16 grandchildren.

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