The CHP is encouraging drivers to drive safe as there may be cleanup crews still in the area.
US 50 at Echo Summit is back open! Thank you Caltrans District 3 for getting the cleanup done so quickly. Drive safe as there may be cleanup crews still in the area— CHP South Lake Tahoe (@CHPSouthLake) March 4, 2022
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.
VIDEO: Caltrans blows up boulder at Echo Summit
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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