Highway 50 Over Spooner is Open, Traffic Moving Again Over Echo Summit

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

UPDATE 3:00pm:
The CalTrans website now reports traffic on Highway 50 over Echo Summit is moving once again. Officers had held traffic for a brief time in order to clear some spin-outs.

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UPDATE 2:30pm:
The CalTrans website now reports, "Traffic is being held from Twin Bridges to Meyers (El Dorado Co.) - due to spin outs." While the wording implies a closure, it is temporary dependent upon clearing the roadway.

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RENO, Nev. -- Highway 50 is open over both Spooner and Echo Summits.

A dispatcher with the Nevada Highway Patrol confirms 50 is open in Nevada over Spooner Summit between Carson City and South Lake Tahoe.

The CalTrans website lists 50 west of South Lake Tahoe as open. There are chain controls from Meyers to one-and-a-half miles west of Kyburz. There, chains are required on all vehicles except 4-wheel drive vehicles with snow tires on all four wheels.


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