UPDATE: US 50 reopens between Placerville, Shingle Springs
U.S. 50 has completely reopened.
UPDATE: 1 eastbound lane of US 50 reopens between Placerville, Shingle Springs
One eastbound lane of U.S. 50 has reopened between Placerville and Shingle Springs, according to a tweet from Caltrans District 3.
A vegetation fire broke out this afternoon and temporarily closed the entire highway in the area. The westbound lanes reopened shortly after the fire was reported.
Video from the scene showed crews mopping up a scorched section of vegetation next to the highway.
UPDATE: Westbound US 50 reopens between Placerville and Shingle Springs
The westbound lanes of U.S. 50 have reopened, according to a tweet from Caltrans District 3. The eastbound lanes remain closed.
UPDATE: Westbound U.S. 50 lanes have been reopened. EB remains closed. https://t.co/dPxyFMmksS— Caltrans District 3 (@CaltransDist3) August 14, 2019
ORIGINAL POST: Fire closes US 50 between Placerville and Shingle Springs
A vegetation fire has closed U.S. 50 between Placerville and Shingle Springs in El Dorado County.
The fire spread from a vehicle to vegetation just off the highway near Greenstone Road and Studebaker Road, according to a tweet from the local CalFire branch. The tweet was posted at 1:45 p.m.
Firefighters on scene of a vehicle fire that has spread into— CAL FIRE AEU (@CALFIREAEU) August 14, 2019
the vegetation off Hwy 50 at Greenstone Road and Studebaker Road in El Dorado
County. Hwy 50 is closed to traffic all
traffic in the area. #GreenstoneFire.
Firefighters are currently on the scene.
U.S. 50 is currently closed to all traffic.
This post will be updated.