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: Eastbound traffic has been released at Alta. R-2 Alta to Donner Lake Interchange. WB I-80 traffic still being held at the Nevada state line. https://t.co/yUjajYRKpx— Caltrans District 3 (@CaltransDist3) January 22, 2021
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.
Well that didn’t take long…— CHP-Truckee (@CHP_Truckee) January 22, 2021
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. #trafficupdate #chptruckee pic.twitter.com/sf9N4xJ1sR
Slick roads are causing multiple traffic collisions Friday morning as Nevada County sees its first rain and snow in a long while.
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.
Please slow down. CAL FIRE/Placer County Firefighters are responding to mutilple vehicle accidents this mornig. Rain makes for slippery roads causing longer breaking times on wet pavement. Please allow a greater distance between vehicles and slow down. pic.twitter.com/jx4zrVFCVz— CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit (@CALFIRENEU) January 22, 2021
Chain controls also went into effect Friday morning. For chain control information, visit Caltrans QuickMap.
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