News briefs: Road work continues, events (updated)
LAKE LEVEL — Lake Tahoe
As of Thursday, Oct. 8, the lake elevation was reported as 6221.87. For more information, visit Truckee River Operating Agreement at http://www.troa.net/reports/dwmr.
Editor’s note: Following publication of this story a subsequent police investigation found the woman’s allegations were unfounded clearing the individual police had sought for questioning. The use of the word “victim” was incorrect in these stories as police confirmed no assault took place.
ROAD WORK CONTINUES
Road improvement projects continue in and around South Lake Tahoe this week.
Highway 89 in Emerald Bay: Through Friday, Oct. 9, work continues on a $20 million water-quality project north of Eagle Falls Sidehill in Emerald Bay to the Meeks Creek Bridge in Meeks Bay. Motorists can expect one-way traffic control from 3 Ring Road to 1 Ring Road from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday for drainage work.
Highway 89 in South Lake Tahoe: Work continues on a $25 million project from the “Y” at Highway 50 to Cascade Road north of Camp Richardson. Motorists can expect alternating lane closures from the “Y” to 13th Street and from Spring Creek Road to Cascade Road in the four-lane section and one-way traffic control in the two-lane section around the clock from 7 a.m. Monday, Oct. 5, to 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 9, for curb, gutter, sidewalk and drainage work.
Highway 50/Lake Tahoe Boulevard Avenue in South Lake Tahoe: Eastbound and westbound motorists can expect one lane closed around the clock through Friday, Oct. 9, from the Upper Truckee River Bridge to Tulare Avenue/Al Tahoe Boulevard for gas line relocation work.
TAHOE IMPROV PLAYERS EVENT
The Tahoe Improv Players will be performing their last Tahoe show of the year on Saturday, Oct.10, at 7:30 p.m. as a benefit for Unity at the Lake. Join in the laughs and fun and support a great cause.
Tickets are $10 — get them at the door or call 530-544-2266. Unity at the Lake is located at 1195 Rufus Allen Blvd., directly across for the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Complex.
POLICE CLEAR MAN SUSPECTED IN SEXUAL ASSAULT CASE
South Lake Tahoe Police Department cleared a man suspected in a Aug. 28 sexual assault case on Tuesday, Oct. 6.
The police department initially released surveillance footage of the suspect captured at the “Y” area on Sept. 24.
The victim reported a sexual assault. The subject and victim had met only hours prior, so the victim could not positively identify the subject.
An attorney contacted the police department later that day stating that the footage of the man was willing to cooperate in the investigation.
According to the police, the subject saw the photos in the media and came in voluntarily.
As a result of that interview and a subsequent follow-up, the allegations made by the victim were unfounded.
No criminal charges will be filed in this case. The victim has been referred to support services.
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE FIRE DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE
All community members are invited to a South Lake Tahoe Fire Department open house on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fire Station #1, located at 1252 Ski Run Blvd.
Fire Station #2, located at 2951 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
Fire Station #3, located at 2101 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
Please celebrate 50 years of service with the City of South Lake Tahoe as part of National Fire Prevention Week. Visit one or all three. Learn about your fire department, see the apparatus, learn valuable safety tips, and enter into raffle prize drawings.
POPE-BALDWIN BIKE PATH ACCESS
Construction work will cause delays or temporary closures of portions of the Pope-Baldwin Bike Path over the next few weeks. The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is re-routing portions of the bike path near Camp Richardson Resort to provide a better, safer experience for riders.
The Forest Service does not expect closures to last more than half a day and will provide alternate routes when possible. The Pope-Baldwin Bike Path links Forest Service recreation facilities from Pope Beach to Baldwin Beach on Highway 89 North.
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