UPDATE: I-80 chain controls dropped
Update 3:03 p.m.:
I-80 eastbound chain controls have been dropped according to Caltrans. I-80 westbound is still R-2 from Truckee to Rainbow Road.
Update 2:18 p.m.:
Commercial vehicle travel is now permitted on I-80, according to Caltrans.
Update 1:52 p.m.:
Chain Control Update from CHP Truckee:
As of right now I-80 remains closed in both directions over Donner Summit.
I-80 is R2 Donner Lake Rd to Rainbow in both directions.
SR-89 is R2 Pickett’s Junction to US-50.
R1 Bliss State Park to Sugar Pine State Park.
SR-267 no controls.
SR-28 no controls.
US-50 is R2 Kyburz to Meyers.
SR-88 is R2 Kirkwood to Pickett’s.
SR-20 no controls.
(R2 means chains or traction devices are required on all vehicles except four-wheel/all-wheel drive vehicles with snow-tread tires on all four wheels.)
Update 9:27 a.m.:
A tree is down and blocking the number two lane in the area of I-80 westbound and the Rainbow Road off ramp, according to CHP incident logs.
Additionally, a vehicle reportedly slid into the shoulder and is stuck in the snow in the area of State Route 89 and Squaw Valley Road, according to the logs.
A spin out has been reported in the area of I-80 eastbound and the Overland Trail on ramp, the logs state.
Update 9:22 a.m.:
The Truckee Courthouse will be closed today due to adverse weather conditions and a power outage, officials wrote in an email to the Sierra Sun. Emergency matters will be heard at the Nevada City Courthouse.
Update 8:51 a.m.:
I-80 has reopened to cars only, according to CHP Truckee. Semi-trucks are still being held at this time.
Good News…— CHP Truckee (@CHP_Truckee) October 25, 2021
Well kinda, I’m a glass half full kinda guy!
I-80 has reopened but to cars only at this time. All semi trucks are still being held.
I-80 is R2 Hirschdale to Nyack in both directions. pic.twitter.com/ID2v05EVjr
Chain controls are in effect in the Truckee region Monday, along with a few reports of road hazards as snow continues to fall in the area.
Eastbound I-80 is closed at Nyack in Placer County and westbound I-80 is closed at the Nevada state line due to adverse weather, according to a tweet from CHP Truckee. Motorists are advised to use an alternate route.
Traffic Alert:— CHP Truckee (@CHP_Truckee) October 25, 2021
I-80 remains closed westbound at the Nevada State line and Eastbound at Nyack due to adverse weather. pic.twitter.com/u83Wrt0mTE
A few hazards have been reported in the Truckee region Monday morning, according to CHP incident logs. A vehicle is stuck at the intersection of Statford and Regency ways, with a tow truck reportedly refusing to assist until the road is plowed. Additionally, a vehicle is reported to be “blocking the middle“ of Highway 28, near Dollar Hill Drive, according to CHP incident logs.
The following is a list of chain controls in the area. For more information, visit Caltrans.gov.
For eastbound traffic: Chains are required on all vehicles, except four-wheel-drive vehicles with snow tires on all four wheels from Nyack to Kingvale.
For westbound traffic: Chains are required on all vehicles, except four-wheel-drive vehicles with snow tires on all four wheels from Hirschdale Road in Truckee to Nyack.
Chains are required on all vehicles, except four-wheel drive-vehicles with snow tires on all four wheels from Truckee to Kings Beach.
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