Snow halts work on Echo Summit, project still on schedule
ECHO SUMMIT, Calif. – Caltrans has temporarily halted construction work on U.S. Highway 50 at Echo Summit. Severe weather brought heavier than expected snow and wind that made working conditions unsafe, according a statement released by the agency Sunday. Construction crews continued to work through the night in the storm, and got slab poured at wall No. 5. Four of the seven walls now have slab in place, the press release stated.
The storm has brought about six inches of snow to the project so far. Caltrans will continue to monitor weather conditions as the day progresses and resume work as soon as conditions are safe for work to continue. The project is still on schedule and the closure will no be lengthened, Deanna Shoopman, a spokeswoman for Caltrans, said.
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