Overturned big rig shuts down eastbound I-80 at Floriston Tuesday


I-80 eastbound reopened to traffic around 8:40 p.m., according to a Facebook post from CHP Truckee.

Initially posted:

Eastbound Interstate 80 is closed at Floriston after a big rig flipped on its side, blocking both lanes.

Vehicles are being diverted off the freeway at Hirschdale, according to the Truckee Police Department, which said heavy traffic should be expected in the area.

“Please drive safe the roads are very slippery because of the sudden snow storm,” the Truckee Police Department in its Nixle message.

The National Weather Service office in Reno has forecast rain and snow showers through tomorrow afternoon.

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