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Highway 50 In Sierra Closed Due To Mudslides

Highway 50 In Sierra Closed Due To Mudslides

Old Feb 14, 17, 12:04 pm
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Highway 50 In Sierra Closed Due To Mudslides

The main highway to South Lake Tahoe (from the California side) will be closed indefinitely. I haven't seen any estimate of reopening. It looks like it might take weeks to clear out all the mud and debris, and that's not accounting for how there is more rain in the forecast for the coming week. Plan accordingly.

Story: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/201...es-strawberry/
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Old Feb 14, 17, 2:11 pm
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WN picked a great time to restart OAK/RNO service.
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Old Feb 14, 17, 8:02 pm
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Originally Posted by Eastbay1K View Post
WN picked a great time to restart OAK/RNO service.
That's exactly how one might go from the SF Bay Area to South Lake Tahoe now.
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Old Feb 14, 17, 8:12 pm
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80W also remains closed, with a detour in effect.
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Old Feb 14, 17, 8:40 pm
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Originally Posted by Eastbay1K View Post
80W also remains closed, with a detour in effect.
How frustrating this must be for the ski resorts. Best snow in over a decade, and now people can't get there.
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Same thing has been happening off and on further south at China Peak. Great snow and very limited access if at all.
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Old Feb 14, 17, 11:56 pm
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Per https://twitter.com/caltransdist3 both US50 and I80 are open in both directions now (though only one westbound lane of I80)
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Old Feb 15, 17, 8:43 am
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The main Caltrans road conditions site shows no restrictions on either highway at this time.
Caltrans - Check Current Highway Conditions

I 80

[IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA - SOLANO CO]
NO TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS ARE REPORTED FOR THIS AREA.

[IN THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA & SIERRA NEVADA]
NO TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS ARE REPORTED FOR THIS AREA.
US 50

[IN THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA]
NO TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS ARE REPORTED FOR THIS AREA.
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Old Feb 15, 17, 10:50 am
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Originally Posted by TWA884 View Post
The main Caltrans road conditions site shows no restrictions on either highway at this time.
Caltrans - Check Current Highway Conditions



This highway information is the latest reported as of Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 09:48 .

US 50 [IN THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA]
1-WAY CONTROLLED TRAFFIC 5.4 MI WEST OF KYBURZ (EL DORADO CO) - DUE TO SLIDE REMOVAL

-- I suspect we'll see the situation change quite a bit from day-to-day, and at different times during the day.
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Old Feb 16, 17, 10:12 am
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Looks like 50 is getting back to normal, but more rain this week.
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Old Feb 21, 17, 2:04 pm
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And here we go again. There are road closures all over the place in Northern California right now.

Crews Race To Save Highway 50 In Sierra
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/201...-50-in-sierra/
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