EL DORADO COUNTY, Calif. (KTXL) — Residents and property owners will be able to access their properties using Highway 50 on Monday, the El Dorado County Sherriff’s Office said in a statement Sunday evening.
The area between Kyburz and Meyers remains closed to the public, but residents will be able to use the highway by obtaining a pass starting at 8 a.m. Monday. Homeowners and residents can bring documentation proving residency or ownership to obtain a pass.
Highway 50 will reopen for the general public 8 a.m. Tuesday.
The area will remain under an evacuation order and those returning will not yet be able to re-occupy their homes. The temporary opening of the highway is intended to allow residents and owners to examine and secure their property prior to a general reopening.
Passes can be obtained from the sheriff’s office at the following locations from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
From South Lake Tahoe: 1834 Santa Fe Road in Meyers
From Placerville: Fresh Pond Chevron parking lot – 7720 US 50, Pollock Pines
Owners and residents can pre-fill the only pass application here.