Dangerous Rock Slide Falls on Highway 50 Near Echo Summit

On Sunday evening, the Sierra Avalanche Center issued an Avalanche Warning for much of the Tahoe area, warning motorists to avoid avalanche prone areas. Around 1:20 pm on Monday, their worst fears were realized when a dangerous rock slide fell to the ground on Highway 50 near Echo Summit. Fortunately, no one was hit by the slide.

The westbound lane has been closed as officials attempt to clean up the debris from the roadway near South Lake Tahoe:

The cleanup is estimated to last around 5 hours, which would reopen the westbound lane around 6:30 pm. With more inclement weather on the way in Northern California, drivers should be aware of the conditions before heading into high-elevation roadways.

Active NorCal

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