Hwy 50 at Echo Summit reopens after crews remove massive boulder, CHP says

On Friday, Caltrans blew up a huge boulder that fell and blocked the area
EL DORADO COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Officials say Highway 50 at Echo Summit has reopened, according to CHP South Lake Tahoe's tweet Friday afternoon. This comes after Caltrans crews cleaned up the area after blowing up a huge boulder that fell Thursday, blocking both directions.

The CHP is encouraging drivers to drive safe as there may be cleanup crews still in the area.



Caltrans crews broke apart a huge boulder that fell in Echo Summit in El Dorado County on Friday, which initially blocked both directions of Highway 50

Early Friday, Caltrans used a jackhammer and then explosives to break the rock apart.

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Caltrans crews broke apart a huge boulder that fell in Echo Summit which initially blocked both directions of Highway 50.



The boulder fell Thursday around 5:30p.m.

Fortunately, no one was on the road at the time of the rock slide.

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