More snow slides force another temporary closure on US 50 near Echo Summit | TahoeDailyTribune.com
YOUR AD HERE »

More snow slides force another temporary closure on US 50 near Echo Summit

U.S. 50 reopened Sunday evening after snow slides triggered a brief closure of the highway near Echo Summit.

It was at least the second closure on the highway due to snow slides in less than a week.

Caltrans District 3 first reported the closure on Twitter at 4:22 p.m. Sunday. All lanes were closed at U.S. 50 and Chiapa Drive.

The highway was reopened at 5:50 p.m. Sunday, according to Caltrans.

The slide was the largest on U.S. 50 so far this spring, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office.

Photos posted by the sheriff’s office appeared to show at least two vehicles caught in the slide. A driver in one of the vehicles received a medical transport, although the person did not suffer serious injuries, according to the sheriff’s office.

U.S. 50 was closed for nearly five hours on April 1 due to snow slides. The highway was temporarily closed the following day for avalanche control.

Nearby, snow slides closed California Route 89 in Emerald Bay for two days last week. The highway reopened Wednesday.


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around the Lake Tahoe Basin and beyond make the Tahoe Tribune's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User