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Both directions of Interstate 80 open after snow-related closures

A California Department of Transportation web camera of Interstate 80 at Castle Peak.
A California Department of Transportation web camera of Interstate 80 at Castle Peak.(KOLO)
Published: May. 20, 2016 at 5:32 PM PDT
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9:20 p.m. update:

Traffic is moving again in both directions over Interstate 80, the California Department of Transportation reports.

Crews cleared a jackknifed tractor-trailer on eastbound Interstate 80, allowing traffic to begin moving after being closed for more than four hours late Friday, said Deanna Shoopman, CalTrans spokeswoman.

The California Highway Patrol reported two jackknifed big rigs had to be cleared from eastbound lanes, one in the Gold Run area and another near Donner Summit on the Truckee side.

Westbound Interstate 80 was reopened earlier in the evening.

7:10 p.m. update:

Westbound Interstate 80 could open by 8 p.m. but eastbound Interstate 80 will be closed at least until midnight, the California Department of Transportation reports.

Crews will continue holding eastbound traffic in the Blue Canyon area because of multiple spin outs and a jackknifed tractor-trailer that will take several hours to clear, said Deanna Shoopman, CalTrans spokeswoman.

Westbound Interstate 80 traffic is being held at Truckee.

“If you are headed up the hill on I-80, make sure you are prepared. make sure you have chains and make sure you have warm clothing,” Shoopman said.

Original story:

Traffic is closed in both directions on Interstate 80 in the Sierra due to snow and spin outs.

The California Highway Patrol reports westbound traffic is closed at Truckee and eastbound traffic is being stopped at Applegate.

The California Department of Transportation warns drivers to use caution.