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In this Wednesday, July 22, 2020, photo taken from a video public service announcement by the Placer County Sheriff's Office, Yankee Jims Road is choked with traffic by people seeking to visit the former Sierra Nevada Gold Rush mining area near the town of Yankee Jims, Calif. California State Parks banned public parking on narrow Yankee Jims Road in the middle of Placer County gold country within Auburn State Recreation Area to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposures after social-media-fueled surges in the number of visitors. Last weekend, there were more than 300 vehicles parked in an area with legal room for only 12. (Angela Musallam/Placer County Sheriff's Office via AP)

In this Wednesday, July 22, 2020, photo taken from a video public service announcement by the Placer County Sheriff's Office, Yankee Jims Road is choked with traffic by people seeking to visit the former Sierra Nevada Gold Rush mining area near the town of Yankee Jims, Calif. California State Parks banned public parking on narrow Yankee Jims Road in the middle of Placer County gold country within Auburn State Recreation Area to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposures after social-media-fueled surges in the number of visitors. Last weekend, there were more than 300 vehicles parked in an area with legal room for only 12. (Angela Musallam/Placer County Sheriff's Office via AP)

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