I-80 reopens in Sierra after closure due heavy snow and near-zero visibility, Caltrans says

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Monday, December 12, 2022
Caltrans: I-80 closed in Sierra due to heavy snow, low visibility
Caltrans says I-80 is closed in the Sierra due to heavy snow and near-zero visibility.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The eastbound and westbound lanes of I-80 between Kingvale and Truckee reopened on Sunday after closing both directions, according to Caltrans.

Caltrans said both directions opened to vehicles only on Sunday, and trucks are still being turned around at Colfax and Stateline. Caltrans said chains are still required over the summit.

Both eastbound and westbound lanes of I-80 were closed on Saturday due to heavy snow in the Sierra, with close to zero visibility, according to Caltrans.

The agency said motorists were being turned away in both cities, Kingvale for eastbound travelers and Truckee for westbound.

Caltrans is reminding drivers to watch their speed and snow removal equipment.

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