Following a more than 3-hour closure on the popular stretch of Interstate 80 near Tahoe, the road has reopened to thru traffic with chain controls. Although the road is currently open, the all-night storm could bring more closures throughout the night.
Chains Are Required On All Vehicles Except 4-Wheel-Drive Vehicles With Snow Tires On All 4 Wheels From Alta To The Nevada State Line— CHP – Gold Run (@CHPGoldRun) November 27, 2019
E/B Is Reopened To Eastbound Traffic At Alta At 1652 Hrs On 11/26/19
W/B Is Reopened To Westbound Traffic At Truckee At 1710 Hrs On 11/26/19
The closure came in the early afternoon on Tuesday following 11 concurrent spinouts and collisions between Alta and Truckee. After a massive cleanup was performed by CHP and CalTrans, the road reopened.
When involved in a collision, stay seatbelted in your vehicle or exit to safe location. An involved party in this collision was struck by another out of control vehicle while standing outside in an unsafe location. pic.twitter.com/1fyRYTPykN— CHP – Gold Run (@CHPGoldRun) November 27, 2019
We’ve been stuck on I-80 westbound between Cisco Grove and Kingvale for just under 2 hrs.— Vicki Gonzalez (@VickiGonzaleztv) November 26, 2019
Here’s a look at one of several collisions @CHPGoldRun and @CaltransDist3 are responding to @kcranews pic.twitter.com/hb9tyqvJJc
Even though the road is open, travel is highly discourage between now and Thanksgiving. Be safe out there!
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