Mudslide closes Interstate 80 to Lake Tahoe

(KRON) — A mudslide is blocking Interstate 80 near Baxter in the Sierra. Getting to Lake Tahoe’s North Shore will take you extra time.

Caltrans tweeted out that one eastbound lane opened at 10 p.m. Right now, cars and trucks will be able to use one lane through the area.

At 2 a.m., big rigs will be allowed through.

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From the Truckee CHP office:

Traffic Alert: Updated at 10:26 am.

I-80 is closed due to a mudslide.

Westbound is closed at SR-20.
Eastbound is closed at Colfax.

The slide is I-80 westbound, east of the 4000′ sign.

We are currently turning all truck traffic in Truckee.

Cars are being allowed to SR-20 and taking a detour through Nevada City to SR-49 to Auburn.

Expect significant delays.

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