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UPDATE: Traffic on US 50 moving once again

UPDATE: Traffic on US 50 moving once again

After a roughly hour-long traffic hold for avalanche control, traffic is moving once again on U.S. 50, according to Caltrans. The announcement came right around 3 p.m. Friday.

Chain controls are still in effect on the highway, and Caltrans warns motorists to expect long delays.

A live traffic camera in Meyers showed a very long line of cars waiting to head westbound.

UPDATE: Traffic being held on US 50 again for avalanche control

Traffic is once again being held on U.S. 50 for avalanche control work.

Eastbound traffic is being held at Twin Bridges and westbound traffic is being held at Meyers, according to Caltrans.

UPDATE: US 50 open in both directions; chain controls in effect

U.S. 50 is now open to traffic in both directions, according to Caltrans.

The highway was closed late Friday morning due to downed power lines. Caltrans stated in a tweet that the lines had been cleared around 12:45 p.m.

Chain controls are still in effect on the highway, and drivers are advised to leave extra time for travel.

Original Post: Caltrans: US 50 closed due to downed power lines, avalanche control

U.S. 50 currently is closed due to downed power lines and avalanche control work, according to Caltrans.

The transportation department’s District 3 stated in a tweet that traffic was being held on U.S. 50 at Kyburz due to downed power lines. Caltrans estimates the highway will not reopen until 2 p.m.

Shortly after that first announcement about the downed lines, Caltrans said traffic was being held between Meyers and Twin Bridges on U.S. 50 for avalanche control work.


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