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Across California and Nevada, Interstate 80 closures continue

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Caltrans announced Tuesday afternoon that Interstate 80 will be closed in both directions for two hours Tuesday night to allow for the repair of transmission lines damaged in a mudslide that occurred west of the Donner Lake Interchange earlier this month.

The two-hour closure will be in effect from 11 p.m. Tuesday until 1 a.m. Wednesday. Westbound I-80 will be closed from Donner Park Road to the Donner Lake Interchange. Eastbound I-80 will be closed at Donner Summit, exit 176, and will reopen at exit 184.

Detours are planned for regular motorists, though trucks are being turned. The announcement from Caltrans said trucks coming from Reno are encouraged wait until the road reopens. Trucks coming from Sacramento are encouraged to wait at the Auburn Fairgrounds or the Gold Run Rest Area.

Meanwhile, across the state line, the Nevada Department of Transportation has also been busy making its own repairs to I-80.

Video courtesy of Nevada Department of Transportation.

Crews worked through the weekend and early this week to repair pothole damage from the recent storms. Construction is expected to continue on Wednesday, according to a statement from NDOT.

Motorists heading west from Reno should expect delays between Verdi and the state line from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Traffic will intermittently be reduced to one lane during that time.

Amanda Rhoades is a news, environment and business reporter for the Sierra Sun. She can be reached at arhoades@sierrasun.com, 530-550-2653 or @akrhoades.

Driving from Reno to Truckee? Expect delays (w/ video)

RENO, Nev. — Frequent commuters between Reno and the Truckee-Tahoe region have likely already been stuck in delays on Interstate 80, but there’s still more work that Nevada Department of Transportation needs to do before things will be back to normal.

Intermittent closures on I-80 between Reno and the California-Nevada state line have been a common occurrence between storms in recent weeks, as NDOT crews work to repair potholes on the road in both directions.

Drivers coming from Reno this weekend should expect additional delays.

On Friday I-80 westbound between Garson Road near Boomtown Casino and the state line will be reduced to one lane. The Boomtown on-ramp will also be closed.

Westbound traffic traveling from Reno will also be delayed on Saturday, as the interstate will be reduced to one lane between Wells Avenue and Robb Drive.

According to a statement from NDOT, “Single, intermittent lane closures may also take place during the same days on eastbound I-80 from Keystone Avenue to the Nevada-California state line for bridge surface repairs. Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes as available.”

Drivers should expect additional roadwork in the coming weeks as the weather permits.

NDOT is also planning to resurface both directions of I-80 between Keystone Avenue and the state line next year.

Amanda Rhoades is a news, environment and business reporter for the Sierra Sun. She can be reached at arhoades@sierrasun.com, 530-550-2653 or @akrhoades.