Full Evacuation Order Creates Traffic Nightmare in South Lake Tahoe

A mandatory evacuation order was announced for South Lake Tahoe Monday morning, sending hoards of cars trying to escape the Caldor Fire into the limited roads open for evacuation.

The most recent evacuation order called for mandatory evacuations for the entirety of South Lake Tahoe, including Heavenly, Ski Run and Pioneer all the way to Stateline. While many of the city’s 20,000 residents had already left, the limited routes out of town left cars stranded on two-lanes for hours trying to reach the evacuation point. Currently, Highway 50, Highway 88 and Highway 89 all remain closed due to the fire.

Reports have some drivers sitting in the same place for up to 45 minutes at a time as all the traffic moves in the same direction – east of town. Police are going from house to house announcing the evacuation order, which was upgraded from a warning in much of the area around 11 am.

Traffic webcams show an endless line of traffic leaving the area near Ski Run Blvd:

“This is something that we did expect which is why we started the evacuation phase the way we did,” said South Lake Tahoe Police Lt. Travis Cabral. He went on to explain that they can’t yet open more lanes to evacuees and stresses patience during the emergency situation.

“Rest assured, we do have a contigency plan if we need to get people out of here as quick as possible,” he said.

Heat mapping shows the Caldor Fire moving down Echo Summit into the areas of Meyers, currently sitting around Lower Echo Lake:

Here are the current evacuation orders as of early Monday afternoon:

Evacuation orders:

El Dorado County

  • Areas south of Farnham Ridge Road and east of Bridgeport School Road to the Amador County line.
  • Grizzly Flat: The areas on Grizzly Flats Road east of Kendra Way into Grizzly
  • Flats Proper. The areas of Diamond Railroad Grade, Old School House, Sweeney Road, Caldor Road, and Steely Ridge.
  • Grizzly Flats Road east of four corners in Somerset into Grizzly Flats Proper.
  • The areas of Myers Lane, Varmet Ridge Road, Rodwell Canyon Road, Snowbird Lane, and Mehwald Lane.
  • East of Sly Park Road between Highway 50 and Mormon Emigrant Trail to Ice House Road. This includes the communities of Pacific House and Fresh Pond.
  • North of Highway 50, east of Forebay Road to Ice House Road.
  • Intersection of Perry Creek and Hawk Haven, the East side of Fairplay Road from Perry Creek South to Cedarville Road. This includes Slug Gulch, Omo Ranch, and all roads off of Slug Gulch and Omo Ranch.
  • All roads off of Omo Ranch from Cedarville Road to Hwy 88.
  • The area between Highway 88 and Mormon Emigrant Trail
  • South of Highway 50 from Snows Road to Ice House Road.
  • Between Highway 50 and Slab Creek from Snows Road to Ice House Road.
  • South of Highway 50 from Ice House Road to Silver Fork Road. This includes the community of Kyburz.
  • North of Highway 50 from Ice House Road to Silver Fork Road to include Ice House Reservoir, Union Valley Reservoir, and Loon Lake.
  • Silver Fork Road in Kyburz east to Twin Bridges.
  • North and south in a line extending from Twin Bridges to the Placer County line and south to the Amador County line.
  • New Aug. 26: From Twin Bridges east to Echo Summit
  • New Aug. 26: From Highway 50 south to the Amador/Alpine County line
  • New Aug. 26: From Highway 50 north to Flag Pole Peak
  • New Aug. 27: Pleasant Valley Road and all intersecting roads extending south from Newtown Road to the intersection of E-16 (Mt Aukum Road).
  • New Aug. 27: All roads accessed from E-16 (Mt Aukum Road) between Pleasant Valley Road and Bucks Bar Road. 
  • New Aug. 27: This includes all roads and residences accessed from Moon-Shadow and Gopher Hole Road off Bucks Bar Road.
  • New Aug. 29: Christmas Valley from Highway 89 west to Echo Summit
  • New Aug. 29: Highway 89 due west to Watershed Ridge/Echo Summit and south to the Amador/El Dorado County line.
  • New Aug. 29: The area from Luther Pass Road, north along the El Dorado/Alpine County line to Armstrong Pass. West from Armstrong Pass to Upper Apache at Meyers. West on Upper Apache to Highway 50. West on Highway 50 to Highway 89.  South on Highway 89 to the El Dorado/Alpine County line. This includes all homes on both sides of Highway 89.
  • New Aug. 29: The area from Upper Apache at Meyers, north along Highway 50, to Elks Club Drive.  East on Elks Club Drive to Pioneer Trail, extending due south to Upper Apache at Meyers.  (This includes all homes off of Oneidas, Mandan, Apache, Ottawa and Player).
  • New Aug. 29: The area North on Highway 50 from Highway 89 to Saw Mill Road. West on Saw Mill Road to Angora Ridge, extending to the Echo Summit.
  • New Aug. 29: â€‹â€‹Desolation Wilderness from the watershed ridge to the CA ENF/CA TMU wilderness boundary.
  • New Aug. 29: ​​From the El Dorado/Placer county line to Echo Lakes. 
  • New Aug. 30: Tahoma • The section from Emerald Bay north to the Placer county line in Tahoma, extending west to the border of Desolation Wilderness. 
  • New Aug. 30: Fallen Leaf • The area from Sawmill Road at Lake Tahoe Blvd. extending north to Pope Beach. Along the water’s edge to Eagle Point. From Eagle Point west, to Desolation Wilderness, across Emerald Bay. 
  • New Aug. 30: Pioneer • This is the area North of Elks Club along Highway 50 and the West side of Pioneer Trail, also including the streets of Hekpa, excluding the residences west of the airport, this segment includes all residences accessed from Jicarilla, Washoan, and Glen Eagles. This also includes the Golden Bear neighborhood, and the neighborhoods of Cold Creek Trail, High Meadows, and Marshall Trail. 
  • New Aug. 30: Gardner Mountain • Northwest of the South Lake Tahoe Airport and west of the Highway 50 / Lake Tahoe Blvd and Highway 89 intersection to include the South Lake Tahoe High School, Tahoe Verde and the streets accessed from 5th through 15th street south of Highway 89 
  • New Aug. 30: Trimmer • The area East of Pioneer Trail to the Alpine County Line stopping South of Heavenly Ski Resort, excluding all residence off of Pioneer Trail.
  • New Aug. 30: Tahoe Keys • All residences with the Tahoe Keys community and all residents accessed from the streets connected to Tahoe Keys Blvd, staying east of 3rd Street. 
  • New Aug. 30: Tahoe Island • East of Highway 50/ Highway 89 at the at the Lake Tahoe Blvd and Highway 89 Highway 50 intersection. This includes the area of Barton Hospital and the area of Winnemucca to the “Y”. Also north of Highway 50 west of Tahoe Keys Blvd following along the north side of Highway 89 through the end of town prior to Pope Beach. 
  • New Aug. 30: Al Tahoe • All residences off of Lakeview which is west of Highway 50 North of Blue Lakes Road and east of Tahoe Keys Neighborhood. 
  • New Aug. 30: Sierra Tract • All residences on both sides of Highway 50 for the streets connected to O’Malley, Lodi, Silver Dollar and Rubicon Trail. 
  • New Aug. 30: Bijou • The residences between Al Tahoe on the east side of Johnson Blvd to include the streets of Treehaven and Fremont and extending to the east in to all residences west of Ski Run and east of Pioneer Trail.
  • New Aug. 30: Heavenly • East of Pioneer Trail between Larch and Al Tahoe, to include the area of Heavenly Ski Resort out to the Alpine County Line and the Nevada State line on the East. 
  • New Aug. 30: Stateline • East of Ski run on the lake side of Pioneer Trail and also both sides of Pioneer Trail between Larch and the Nevada State line.

Alpine County

  • New Aug. 29: Highway 89 South from Luther Pass Road to Pickets Junction (Highway 88)
  • New Aug. 29: West on Highway 88 to Kirkwood. South to include Kirkwood Ski Resort and Caples Lake.

Amador County

  • South of Highway 88 along the Amador/El Dorado County line from Dufrene Road, due east to the Amador/Alpine County line and from the Amador/Alpine County line north to Hwy 88.

Active NorCal

Telling the Stories of Northern California


  1. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my
    own weblog and was wondering what all is required to get set up?
    I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?
    I’m not very web smart so I’m not 100% certain. Any tips or advice would be greatly
    appreciated. Many thanks

  2. The wagering needs for the casino bonus arre greater when playing
    roulette games, but this shouldn’t deter you from
    generating the most of it.

  3. ADT’s Anti-Skim machine can detect international objects positioned over an ATM’s
    card slot. Skimmers attach a pretend card reader to the ATM’s real card slot.
    The most important giveaways for ATM skimmers are
    off-colour parts that would point out a fake entrance panel or camera,
    or a protruding, free card slot. The listing
    of classes that you will use to track expenses – Some classes are pretty universal, like utilities and postage.
    It’s like living in a pixelated world. During this dilemma,
    many find solace via interacting with fellow gamers throughout the gaming world.
    In this text , we’ve listed down the top 10 most popular online games in 2022 on the premise of the overall variety of gamers rely and recognition around the world.
    Players score frags by killing members of opposing teams.
    With an enormous variety of international groups to choose from (all of which featured accurate participant names at the time) you would customise your favourite group by swapping substitutes in and
    out previous to enjoying a match. In reality, even quite a few grownup ladies and males play with them once a time.
    After all, this is the studio that not solely created
    Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, but in addition gave us one of the best Spider-Man games of all time.

    There have been about 403,000 ATMs in the US in 2009 —
    about one for each 761 Americans! Elder, Jay.
    “Viewpoint: A lot of Cents On the market for Taking.” Numismatic News.
    Ortiz, Erik. “Los Angeles laundromat seeks buyer who unintentionally dropped off bundle of payments.” New York Daily News.

    RAJAWIN – https://researchwatercoolers.com

  4. Hi! I know this is kinda off topic but I’d figured
    I’d ask. Would you be interested in exchanging links or
    maybe guest writing a blog article or vice-versa?
    My website goes over a lot of the same subjects as
    yours and I feel we could greatly benefit from each other.

    If you’re interested feel free to send me an e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you!
    Excellent blog by the way!

  5. Wonderful blog you have here but I was curious if
    you knew of any user discussion forums that cover the same topics talked about here?
    I’d really like to be a part of group where I can get advice from other experienced people that
    share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know.
    Many thanks!

  6. What you said made a ton of sense. But, think about this,
    what if you typed a catchier title? I ain’t suggesting your content is not
    good., but suppose you added a headline that makes people want more?
    I mean Full Evacuation Order Creates Traffic Nightmare in South Lake Tahoe – Active NorCal is kinda boring.
    You might look at Yahoo’s home page and note how they create article titles to
    grab people to click. You might try adding a video or a pic or two
    to get people excited about everything’ve written. Just my
    opinion, it could make your posts a little
    bit more interesting.

  7. Heya terrific website! Does running a blog such as this take a lot of work?
    I have virtually no expertise in coding however I was hoping to start my own blog in the near future.
    Anyways, if you have any suggestions or techniques for new blog owners
    please share. I understand this is off subject however
    I just wanted to ask. Thanks a lot!

  8. I’m not sure where you’re getting your info, but great topic.

    I needs to spend some time learning much more or understanding more.
    Thanks for magnificent information I was looking for
    this information for my mission.

  9. Magnificent beat ! I wish to apprentice while you amend your site, how could i subscribe for a
    blog website? The account helped me a acceptable deal.
    I had been tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided bright clear idea

  10. Heya i’m for the first time here. I found this board and
    I in finding It truly helpful & it helped me out much. I’m hoping to give one thing back and aid others like you aided me.

  11. First off I want to say fantastic blog! I had a quick question in which I’d
    like to ask if you don’t mind. I was curious to know how you
    center yourself and clear your thoughts prior to writing.
    I have had a difficult time clearing my mind in getting my thoughts out.

    I truly do enjoy writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes tend
    to be wasted just trying to figure out how to begin. Any ideas
    or hints? Many thanks!

  12. When I initially commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get several e-mails with the same comment.
    Is there any way you can remove people from that service?

    Thanks a lot!

  13. I have been browsing online greater than three hours today, yet I by no means
    found any fascinating article like yours. It is beautiful value sufficient for me.
    In my opinion, if all web owners and bloggers made excellent content material as you did, the net might be a lot more helpful than ever before.

  14. I just like the helpful information you provide in your articles.

    I will bookmark your blog and take a look at
    once more here regularly. I’m relatively sure I will learn many new stuff right here!
    Good luck for the following!

  15. Excellent post. I used to be checking constantly this blog and I am inspired!
    Extremely helpful info particularly the closing part :
    ) I take care of such info much. I used to be seeking this
    particular information for a very long time. Thanks and best of

  16. Greetings from California! I’m bored to death
    at work so I decided to check out your blog on my iphone during
    lunch break. I really like the knowledge you provide here and can’t wait to take
    a look when I get home. I’m surprised at how fast your blog loaded on my mobile ..

    I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyhow, good site!

  17. Fantastic beat ! I would like to apprentice whilst you amend your site, how could i subscribe for a blog website?
    The account aided me a acceptable deal. I have been a little bit acquainted of this your
    broadcast provided vivid clear concept

  18. Hello There. I discovered your weblog the use of msn. That is a really well written article.
    I’ll make sure to bookmark it and return to read more of your useful info.
    Thank you for the post. I will definitely return.

  19. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own blog and was curious what all is needed to get set up?
    I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?
    I’m not very web smart so I’m not 100% certain. Any recommendations or advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks

  20. Hey! This is kind of off topic but I need some help
    from an established blog. Is it very hard to set up your own blog?
    I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out
    pretty quick. I’m thinking about making my own but I’m not sure where to start.
    Do you have any tips or suggestions? Cheers

  21. I just like the valuable information you provide to your articles.
    I’ll bookmark your blog and take a look at once more
    here frequently. I’m quite sure I will learn a lot
    of new stuff right right here! Best of luck
    for the following!

  22. I got this web site from my buddy who informed me regarding this website and now this time
    I am browsing this web page and reading very informative posts at this

  23. It is perfect time to make some plans for the long run and it’s time to be happy.
    I have read this submit and if I may just I want to suggest you few fascinating things or tips.
    Perhaps you could write next articles referring to this
    article. I wish to learn more things about it!

  24. I’m curious to find out what blog platform you’re working with?
    I’m experiencing some minor security issues with my
    laest bog and I would like to find something more secure.
    Do yyou have any solutions?

  25. I was curious if you ever thought of changing the layout
    of your website? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say.
    But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better.

    Youve got an awful lot of text for only having one or 2 pictures.
    Maybe you could space it out better?

  26. I have been browsing on-line greater than 3 hours today,
    but I by no means found any fascinating article like yours.
    It is pretty price enough for me. Personally, if all site owners
    and bloggers made excellent content material as you did, the internet shall be a lot
    more useful than ever before.

  27. Hello there! This post could not be written any better!
    Going through this post reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He constantly kept talking about this. I’ll send this information to
    him. Pretty sure he’s going to have a good read.

    I appreciate you for sharing!

  28. After checking out a number of the blog posts on your site, I
    honestly like your way of blogging. I added it to my bookmark webpage list and will be checking back in the near future.
    Please visit my website as well and tell me
    what you think.

  29. Remarkable issues here. I am very happy to see your post.
    Thanks so mucfh and I’m looking ahead to contact you.
    Willl yyou kindly drop me a e-mail?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Back to top button