Rock slide closes part of old US 40 near Sierra’s Donner Pass (w/ photos) |

Rock slide closes part of old US 40 near Sierra’s Donner Pass (w/ photos)

The rock slide, as seen Tuesday afternoon near Donner Summit.
Courtesy Goerge Lamson |

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The California Highway Patrol says about a 3-mile stretch of old Highway 40 near the top of the Sierra Nevada between Truckee and the Sugar Bowl ski resort will remain closed for several days because of a big rock slide.

CHP public information officer Pete Mann told The Associated Press on Monday that the landslide occurred Friday on the old Donner Road that runs parallel to Interstate 80 in some parts near Donner Pass.

Mann says no one was injured but some very large granite boulders remain on the road. He says they will have to bring in large construction equipment to help clear the highway.

Sugar Bowl officials say travelers can still access the ski resort by taking the Soda Springs exit off I-80.

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