US 50 open after rockslide near Echo Summit forced closure, delays; Chain controls still in effect (Updated) | TahoeDailyTribune.com

US 50 open after rockslide near Echo Summit forced closure, delays; Chain controls still in effect (Updated)

6:30 p.m. — Traffic is flowing in both directions on U.S. Highway 50 near Echo Summit Monday night after a rockslide earlier in the day forced a closure.

Caltrans released traffic at about 6 p.m. after holding the westbound flow near the Meyers roundabout.

While the highway is open in both directions, Caltrans cautioned motorists that chain controls are still in effect.

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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — A rockslide Monday afternoon near Echo Summit is slowing traffic. 

The rockslide occurred on U.S. Highway 50 at 1:30 p.m. and is blocking the westbound traffic lane. 

No cars were damaged and no people were injured when the slide occurred. 

There is one-way traffic in effect while Caltrans District 3 maintenance crew work to clean up the mess. 

According to Caltrans District 3 spokesperson Steve Nelson, the maintenance crew is hoping to have both lanes open by around 5 p.m. but it could be later. 

For updates, visit https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-3.


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