US 50 reopened after big rig ignites vegetation fire near Kyburz (Update) |

US 50 reopened after big rig ignites vegetation fire near Kyburz (Update)

A big rig fire that spread to vegetation has closed US 50 in both directions.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — U.S. Highway 50 was reopened Friday evening after a burning big rig ignited a vegetation fire which forced closure of both directions of travel.


SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Caltrans is reporting the eastbound U.S. Highway 50 lane has reopened to traffic.

The agency said it will be setting up one-way traffic control soon to get westbound traffic flowing as well.

Original post

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Travelers streaming into South Lake Tahoe will have to find alternate routes or wait for U.S. Highway 50 to be cleared due to a big rig, vegetation fire.

The California Highway Patrol reported that the highway is closed in both directions just east of Kyburz. As of 12:15 p.m. the road remains closed.

Crews are on scene and officials are advising travelers to use alternate routes.

There is no estimated time for the highway to be reopened.

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