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Boulder, tree removed from Highway 89 after causing Emerald Bay crash

Sedan hit the big rock hard on Highway 89.
Sedan hit the big rock hard on Highway 89. California Highway Patrol

Caltrans has cleared a boulder and tree from Highway 89 that caused a crash Sunday night at Emerald Bay.

A car slammed into the boulder in the night. Airbags were deployed on the car, but there were no injuries in the crash, according to CHP spokeswoman Officer Ruth Loehr.

Most traffic was able to navigate around the boulder using the road shoulder after the big rock came tumbling down. Crews worked quickly to clear the roadway just north of Vikingsholm.

The California Highway Patrol reported that the boulder and tree were cleared from the roadway by about 11:30 p.m. Sunday.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews