Caltrans Installs Fog Alert System On Highway 99

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - San Joaquin Valley drivers approaching fog
will be warned to slow down by a new $12 million system installed
by state transportation officials.

Caltrans District 6 Director Malcolm Dougherty said the system
monitors drivers' speed and can detect foggy conditions 30 seconds
ahead. An electronic sign will warn drivers to reduce speed when
they are approaching fog banks.

The 10.5-mile system on Highway 99 in Fresno and Tulare counties
includes 33 message signs, 41 microwave sensors, six weather
stations and 12 closed-circuit cameras.

It comes following a chain-reaction accident in November 2007
that killed two people and injured 41 others south of Fresno.

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