UPDATE: I-80 open in both directions; chain controls dropped | SierraSun.com

UPDATE: I-80 open in both directions; chain controls dropped

UPDATE 2:07 p.m.:

Chain control on I-80 over Donner Summit has been dropped in both directions, according to a tweet by CHP Truckee.

Update 12:50 p.m.:

I-80 westbound has been opened up at the Nevada state line and chain control has been moved to Donner Lake Interchange, according to a tweet by CHP Truckee.

Update 11:23 a.m.:

Eastbound traffic has been released at Alta, according to Caltrans. Westbound I-80 traffic still being held at the Nevada state line.

See QuickMaps for chain control info.

Update 10:17 a.m.:

Eastbound I-80 traffic is being turned around at Alta and westbound I-80 traffic is being turned around at Truckee/Donner Gate due to multiple spin-outs and traffic collisions over Donner Summit, according to a tweet from CHP Truckee.

Originally Posted:

Slick roads are causing multiple traffic collisions Friday morning as Nevada County sees its first rain and snow in a long while.

Traffic on westbound I-80 near Emigrant Gap was at a near stand still Friday morning due to multiple collisions and spin outs.
Submitted by Daniel Schricker

Most of the collisions were concentrated on Interstate 80 in the Gold Run area. A collision involving a big rig and a pickup truck was reported at 8:57 a.m. in the Blue Canyon area. The big rig reportedly spun out and “went into the trees,” and the pickup truck went into a ditch, according to Caltrans.

A tweet from the Cal Fire Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit pleaded with drivers to slow down.

Chain controls also went into effect Friday morning. For chain control information, visit Caltrans QuickMap.

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