COLFAX (CBS13) – The westbound lanes of Interstate 80 have re-opened after being shut down for nearly 24 hours due to treacherous driving conditions and continuing avalanche danger.
The westbound lanes opened just after noon on Friday after being closed since 2:00 p.m. on Thursday from Colfax to the Nevada State line when blizzard-like conditions forced Caltrans to shutdown the major roadway.
It’s unclear when the eastbound direction might open.
Thousands of motorists had to turn around or look for a place to spend the night.
Some people pulled over and spent the night in their cars.