September 24 2021 03:30 pm

I-80 clear after 2 big rigs crash, blocking Sierra traffic

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Photo courtesy of the California Highway Patrol

The Latest – Thursday, July 29:

7:59 p.m.

Interstate 80 has been cleared of the crash. Officials ask that drivers slow down for personnel that are still in the area.

Original story below:

NEVADA COUNTY, Calif. (KTXL) — Two big rigs that crashed on Interstate 80 in the Sierra have blocked traffic heading east.

The California Highway Patrol said I-80 is closed from Donner Summit to Donner Lake.

CHP officials could not say when the roadway would reopen and a Caltrans camera showed standstill traffic on a wet roadway in the area of Soda Springs.

Showers developed over the Sierra Thursday afternoon and moved north, according to the National Weather Service.

CHP officials did not provide additional details about the crashes or if there were any injuries.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.

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