(KTXL) — Part of U.S. Route 50 is reopened after being closed “due to avalanche control,” Caltrans District 3 said Monday morning.

Caltrans said the closure stretched from Echo Summit to Meyers and drivers were told to take alternate routes.

Caltrans noted that chain controls are in effect for the area.

Over the weekend the National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning that is expected to last at least through 4 a.m. Wednesday morning for the foothills and the Sierra.