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High winds force 2 hot air balloons to make emergency landing on I-505 near Winters

A pair of hot air balloon made emergency landings Friday morning on the shoulder of Interstate 505 near Winters, authorities said.
A pair of hot air balloon made emergency landings Friday morning on the shoulder of Interstate 505 near Winters, authorities said.

A pair of hot air balloon made emergency landings Friday morning on the shoulder of Interstate 505 near Winters, police and California Highway Patrol officials said.

After the Winters Police Department initially reported one balloon making an emergency landing around 8:15 a.m. on I-505 near Highway 128, CHP’s Woodland office in a press release early Friday afternoon said two hot air balloons made emergency landings at that time.

No one was hurt, CHP said. The emergency landings were made necessary by windy conditions near Winters, according to the news release.

No significant traffic delays were reported.

Michael McGough anchors The Sacramento Bee’s breaking news reporting team, covering public safety and other local stories. A Sacramento native and lifelong capital resident, he interned at The Bee while attending Sacramento State, where he earned a degree in journalism.
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