NHP: Westbound I-80 lanes open again

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VERDI, Nevada (KOLO)-- Sunday 11:16 a.m. update:
The Nevada Highway Patrol reports westbound Interstate 80 lanes have been cleared after an accident blocked both lanes near the California state line.

This Nevada Department of Transportation web camera image shows westbound Interstate 80 traffic backed up due to an accident.

Nevada Department of Transportation traffic cameras show traffic is still slow-moving back to Boomtown.

Sunday 10:40 a.m. update:

Both westbound lanes of Interstate 80 are blocked near the California state line due to an injury accident in which a vehicle hit a motorcycle.

The Nevada Highway Patrol is responding to handle traffic, which has backed up past Boomtown.

The injuries do not appear to be life-threatening, the NHP said.

Sunday 9:30 a.m. update:

Traffic cameras show westbound Interstate 80 traffic is moving smoothly with no problems on Sunday morning near the California state line.

Saturday evening update:

All lanes are open on Interstate 80 heading westbound at Farad. Crews will resume mudslide cleanup Sunday morning at 7 am. While crews work, WB I-80 will be down to a single lane until work is complete.

Saturday afternoon update:

Westbound Interstate 80 will be narrowed to a single at least until 8 p.m. as the California Department of Transportation cleans up the remains of a Friday mudslide in the Farad area, spokeswoman Deanna Schoopman said.

If Caltrans does not finish Saturday it will return Sunday, Schoopman said.

The single lane on the California side of westbound Interstate 80 has backed up westbound traffic from Nevada past Boomtown.

Debris that includes boulders, trees, shrubs and mud came off the burned area around Farad and covered a 30-foot stretch of westbound Interstate 80 with about a foot of debris, Schoopman said.

“That is still an active slide area,” Schoopman said. “That’s under control right now, but they are still removing that debris.”

More storms are expected next week and that makes removing the debris more critical, she said.