Spring Creek Road likely is closed for the winter | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Spring Creek Road likely is closed for the winter

Tahoe Daily Tribune

As a result of recent storms, Spring Creek Road will be closed to repair damage, and is expected to remain closed through the winter season, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

The damage consists of undermined pavement and surface asphalt, posing very hazardous access conditions.

Most of the damage occurred between the Tallac Creek crossing and Highway 89 along the east shoulder. Cabin owners are unable to access driveways because of damage and hazards. Letters to the cabin owners were distributed earlier to notify them of the closure, and options for access were provided.

Due to highly saturated ground and damage hazards existing under the snow (such as deep ruts and undermined pavement), the Forest Service will not attempt any additional snow removal for the foreseeable future due to the hazards and also to avoid any additional damage.

The closure is expected to last through possibly May 1, pending spring snow conditions. The Forest Service is in the process of applying for emergency funding through the Federal Highways Program for road repairs and creek crossing replacement.

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