COLFAX (CBS13) – The latest on travel conditions up in the Sierra as another storm rolls through Tuesday:

1 p.m.

California Highway Patrol says they do not anticipate that Interstate 80 will reopen for most of the day.

CHP Truckee says the freeway will be closed at least until 9 p.m.

Highway 50 traffic is being held due to avalanche control. Caltrans estimates the road to be back open by 2 p.m.

8:30 a.m.

Traffic has been released on Highway 50 after crews completed avalanche control work, Caltrans says. Chain controls remain in effect.

Interstate 80 remains closed due to blizzard conditions. Officials are warning people to avoid traveling in the Sierra if at all possible due to life-threatening conditions.

6:42 a.m.

With the Sierra once again being pummeled by significant storm Tuesday, the major thoroughfares through the mountains are seeing closures.

Due to snow, both directions of Interstate 80 are closed in the Sierra as of 6:30 a.m. Eastbound is closed Colfax, while westbound is closed at Truckee.

Caltrans does not know when the freeway will be reopened.

On Highway 50, Caltrans is holding traffic and Twin Bridges, Meyers, Echo Summit and Chiapa Drive due to avalanche control.

Whiteout conditions are expected in the Sierra throughout the storm.

 

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