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Evacuation orders, warnings extended for South Tahoe residents (Updated)

Update:

Evacuation orders and warnings have been extended in the Lake Tahoe Basin and also in the Kirkwood area.

In El Dorado County an evacuation order has been issued for Desolation Wilderness from the watershed ridge to the CA ENF/CA TMU wilderness boundary. From the El Dorado/Placer county line to Echo Lakes.



A warning has been issued for the remaining area of the Lake Tahoe Basin. From the Alpine/El Dorado county line, north along the California/Nevada state line to Lake Tahoe. North along the water’s edge to the El Dorado/Placer county line. West along the El Dorado/Placer county line to McKinney Lake.

In Alpine County an evacuation order has been issued for Highway 89 south, from Luther Pass Road to the Pickets Junction (Highway 88). West on Highway 88 to Kirkwood. South to include Kirkwood Ski Resort and Caples Lake.




A warning has been issued for Highway 88 at Forestdale Road. West of Forestdale Road and south to the Pacific Crest Trail Crossing. West of the Pacific Crest Trail to the Summit City Canyon Trail. West of Summit City Canyon Trail and south to the El Dorado / Stanislaus National Forest Line. El Dorado / Stanislaus National Forest Line west to the Alpine and Amador County line.

South of Armstrong Summit to Woodfords to Forestdale Road, north of Highway 88 and Highway 89 to Armstrong Summit.

A Red Cross Shelter is open for those evacuating from the area at the Douglas County Community Center, 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville, Nevada.

Please go to: http://www.tinyurl.com/EDSOEVAC for an online evacuation map. All previous evacuation orders and warnings remain in effect.

A mandatory evacuation order is defined as an immediate threat to life. This is a lawful order to leave now. The area is lawfully closed to public access.

An evacuation warning is defined as a potential threat to life and/or property. Those who require additional time to evacuate and those with pets and livestock should leave now.

Original post

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Evacuation orders have been issued for residents in the South Tahoe area that go into effect immediately.

The orders include:

• Christmas Valley from Highway 89 West to Echo Summit

• Highway 89 due West to Watershed Ridge/Echo Summit and South to the Amador/El Dorado County line.

• The area from Luther Pass Road, north along the El Dorado/Alpine County line to Armstrong Pass. West from Armstrong Pass to Upper Apache at Meyers. West on Upper Apache to Highway 50. West on Highway 50 to Highway 89. South on Highway 89 to the El Dorado/Alpine County line. This includes all homes on both sides of Highway 89.

The area from Upper Apache at Meyers, north along Highway 50, to Elks Club Drive. East on Elks Club Drive to Pioneer Trail, extending due south to Upper Apache at Meyers. (This includes all homes off of Oneidas, Mandan, Apache, Ottawa and Player).

The area North on Highway 50 from Highway 89 to Saw Mill Road. West on Saw Mill Road to Angora Ridge, extending to the Echo Summit.

Residents evacuating the area should use Highway 50 East or Highway 89 North.

Road closures include:

Road Closures:

The Highway 50 closure has been extended East to Sawmill Road

Highway 50 at Sawmill

Pioneer Trail at Elks Club

Elks Club at Highway 50

Highway 89 at Highway 88 junction

Fallen Leaf at Tahoe Mountain

Evacuation Shelter:

Nevada

• A Red Cross Shelter is open for those evacuating from the area at the Douglas County Community Center, 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville, NV.

Visit http://www.tinyurl.com/EDSOEVAC for an online evacuation map. All previous evacuation orders and warnings remain in effect

A mandatory evacuation order is defined as an immediate threat to life. This is a lawful order to leave now. The area is lawfully closed to public access.

An evacuation warning is defined as a potential threat to life and/or property. Those who require additional time to evacuate and those with pets and livestock should leave now.


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