Caltrans Donner Pass Area Superintendent Dave Wood gives the latest update Caltrans District 3
Caltrans Donner Pass Area Superintendent Dave Wood gives the latest update Caltrans District 3

Transportation

Travelers warned of major delays on westbound I-80 near Nevada

By Ryan Sabalow

rsabalow@sacbee.com

February 12, 2017 10:08 AM

State highway officials warned of major delays Sunday on westbound Interstate 80 from the Nevada state line to Truckee due to mudslide cleanup.

Crews will drop traffic down to a single westbound lane likely until 10 a.m. Monday, the California Department of Transportation said Sunday on Twitter.

Expect major delays on I-80 WB from state line to Truckee down to ONE LANE due to mudslide work.ETO 2/13 10am.

— Caltrans District 3 (@CaltransDist3) February 12, 2017

Interstate 80 had opened in both directions Saturday after crews cleared a mudslide near Baxter.

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The slide cleanup on 80 is the latest fallout from storms last week that brought massive mudslides to the thoroughfares over the Sierra Nevada in eastern California.

Highway 50 remained closed to traffic Sunday. Crews had hoped to have 50 reopened but were still working to clear two major mudslides.

The slide hit Friday hours before weekend ski travelers typically drive to the snow from Sacramento and the Bay Area.

Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 - just before the sunshine broke out - brought more snow to an already epic winter. Here's a shot of Northstar as skiers and snowboarders head up the hill. Video courtesy Northstar California

With releases of 80,000 cubic feet per second out of Nimbus Dam, the American is running dangerously fast and risen to very high levels Saturday, according to the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District. Officials warn residents to use extreme caution when around any body of water. Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District

Video takes a quick glance at flooding during several years beginning in 1862. Video created by David CaraccioPhotos from Department of Water Resources and The Sacramento Bee