Mudslide Blocking Both Directions Of I-80 Between Colfax And Truckee

COLFAX (CBS13) – All lanes of Interstate 80 in the Sierra are blocked due to a mudslide, Caltrans says.

The scene is near Baxter. Caltrans reports the slide happened a little before 10 a.m. Friday.

Due to the slide, both directions of I-80 are closed. The eastbound side is closed at Colfax, while the westbound side is closed at Donner Lake Interchange in Truckee.

Caltrans doesn’t know at this point when the road will be reopened.

Highway 20 at Yuba Pass is open to passengers cars only, Caltrans says.

Head here for the latest road conditions across Northern California. 

 

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  1. This from YubaNet:
    Traffic is basically at a standstill on Hwy 49 at the 49/20 split in Nevada City because of the I-80 closure. Caltrans reports: Westbound passenger vehicles are currently being allowed to detour onto Highway 20 at Yuba Pass. Eastbound vehicles are being allowed to access Highway 20 via Highway 174 and Highway 49 as well as from Highway 70 in Marysville. Extreme traffic congestion is currently occuring in the towns of Grass Valley and Nevada City as motorists attempt to bypass the closure. Trucks are being turned at the Nevada state line with eastbound trucks turned at Applegate. Only emergency vehicles, fuel, mail and livestock trucks are being allowed to use the detour routes.

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