All Lanes of Interstate 80 Back Open at State Line After Slide

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UPDATE: All lanes of I-80 in both directions near the California state line are now open.


RENO, NV - Interstate 80 west of Reno is shut in both directions at the California state line because of a slide.

The slide is on the California side of the interstate; the Nevada Highway Patrol says cars coming from Reno are being held at the state line.

Here is information from Caltrans in Sierra County:

SIERRA COUNTY - A major mudslide triggered by severe thunderstorms late this afternoon closed Interstate 80 about 1.5 miles west of the California-Nevada border, according to the Department of Transportation.

Caltrans crews are en route to the football field-sized mudslide covering both the westbound and eastbound lanes with 3 to 8 inches of mud and debris. Eastbound traffic is being directed off the interstate at Hirschdale Road in Truckee. Westbound traffic is being turned around at the state line.

Motorists should use alternate routes. Eastbound big rigs are being routed on Highway 89 through Loyalton to Highway 395 in Nevada. Westbound big rigs are being routed to Highway 395 through Loyalton to Highway 89 to Truckee.

There is no estimated time for the opening of the interstate. Highway message boards in California and Nevada will provide the latest information. Caltrans will provide updates on Twitter @D3PIO and on Facebook at CaltransDistrict 3.