Sinkhole-related lane closures possible on 50 near Zephyr Cove

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ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. (KOLO) - The Nevada Department of Transportation is advising drivers to anticipate periodic lane closures on westbound U.S. 50 near Zephyr Cove at lake Tahoe through coming weeks as a roadway sinkhole is repaired.

The hole appeared in the roadway Friday, Aug. 11, potentially created by erosion of a storm drain. NDOT is conducting manual and video investigation under the road.

NDOT roadway maintenance workers are temporarily filling and repaving the hole with roadway base and paving materials with the goal of reopening the lane for weekend travel. Future lane and/or roadway closures are possible if more extensive repairs are needed.