UPDATED: One lane of eastbound I-80 now open east of Truckee
One lane of Interstate 80 is now open approximately 13 miles east of Truckee.
Earlier this morning crews hoisted a truck and trailer from the Truckee River canyon, forcing the closure of the interstate. Caltrans announced the reopening via a tweet sent just after 8 a.m.
The transportation department previously stated the closure, which started around 4 a.m. Tuesday, would likely remain in effect until 8 a.m.
Caltrans advises motorists to drive slow and watch out for workers.
#TrafficAlert EB I-80 open with one lane thru the truck recovery crash site east of Truckee. Take it slow and please watch out for all the highway workers.
— Caltrans District 3 (@CaltransDist3) June 19, 2018
ORIGINAL POST: Eastbound I-80 closed east of Truckee
Caltrans has closed eastbound Interstate 80 approximately 13 miles east of Truckee near Farad in order to remove a truck and trailer from the Truckee River canyon. The closure is expected to last until 8 a.m., according to a release.
Towing efforts to remove the crashed truck and trailer from the canyon were unsuccessful Monday. A full closure of both freeway lanes is required for the removal.
All eastbound Interstate 80 traffic is being stopped at Highway 267. Towing activities may take several hours. Caltrans anticipates to re-open the freeway at 8 a.m. Weather or other unexpected events may delay or prolong the work.
Significant traffic delays are expected and local highways may be impacted. Motorists are encouraged to plan for delays and adjust their travel time accordingly.