Update: Eastbound Interstate 80 traffic being held at Colfax because of spinouts | SierraSun.com

Update: Eastbound Interstate 80 traffic being held at Colfax because of spinouts

Motorists headed eastbound on Interstate 80 are being held at Colfax in Placer County because of spinouts, the California Department of Transportation said on Friday evening, March 2.

For westbound traffic, chains are required on all vehicles — except 4-wheel drive vehicles with snow tires on all four wheels — from the Nevada state line to Colfax.

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Chains are required for travel on Interstate 80 on all vehicles, except 4-wheel drive vehicles with snow tires on all four wheels from 3 miles east of Gold Run in Placer County to the Nevada state line, the California Department of Transportation said at 8:40 a.m. on Friday, March 2.

Chains or snow tires are also required for travel on State Route 89 from Bliss State Park to Truckee in Nevada County.

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Chains are required on eastbound Interstate 80 on all vehicles, except 4-wheel drive vehicles with snow tires on all four wheels from 1 mile east of Baxter in Placer County to Truckee in Nevada County, the California Department of Transportation said at 3:39 p.m. on Thursday, March 1.

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Chains are also required on westbound Interstate 80 on all vehicles, except 4-wheel drive vehicles with snow tires on all four wheels, from Truckee to 3 miles east of Gold Run in Placer County.

I-80 is also closed to all tractor-semitrailer combinations from Applegate in Placer County to the Nevada state line because of traction concerns.

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Interstate 80 has been closed from Colfax in Placer County to the state line of Nevada, the California Department of Transportation said at 11:46 a.m. on Thursday, March 1.

"Zero visibility has closed I-80 from Stateline to Colfax. Turning all traffic at Colfax," said Caltrans in post on Twitter. "High winds and heavy snow is expected to continue today."