Update: Highway 88 reopened with one-way traffic control after being closed due to washout
Update 10:30 a.m.
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The West Fork Carson River is roaring down Woodfords Canyon and the drainage flow alongside Highway 88 has eroded the edge of the roadway leading to one-way traffic controls.
The unseasonably warm temperatures over the past few days have accelerated snowmelt which led to the National Weather Service in Reno issuing a multi-day flood watch for the region that was extended for 12 hours through 8 a.m. Tuesday morning with cooler weather expected through the rest of the week.
Highway 88 was closed Monday night by Caltrans from Pickett’s Junction (SR-89) to 1 mile west of Woodfords due to washout and by about 8 a.m. Tuesday it had been reopened with one-way traffic controls.
Motorists in the area can expect traffic delays.
Also on SR-88, due to construction, there is one-way traffic control from 6 a.m., to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday 1.4 miles east of Pickett’s Junction at West Fork Carson River Bridge.For real time road conditions, visit https://ROADS.DOT.CA.GOV/.
Update 8:15 a.m.
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — California State Route 88 has been reopened with one-way controlled traffic from Pickett’s Junction to Woodfords.
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The accelerated snowmelt due to unseasonably warm temperatures over the past few days has resulted in the closure of California State Route 88 due to washout, officials said Tuesday morning.
SR-88 is closed from Pickett’s Junction (SR-89) to 1 mile west of Woodfords due to flooding and motorists are advised to use an alternate route if traveling in the area.
There is no estimated time for reopening.
The National Weather Service had a multi-day flood watch in effect for the region that was set to expire at 8 p.m. Monday but was extended to 8 a.m. Tuesday.
Also on SR-88, due to construction, there is one-way traffic control from 6 a.m., to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday 1.4 miles east of Pickett’s Junction at West Fork Carson River Bridge.
For real time road conditions, visit https://ROADS.DOT.CA.GOV/.
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