Interstate 80 Reopens Over Donner Summit with Chain Controls
With a massive storm slamming the Tahoe area on Saturday and Sunday, officials were forced to close Interstate 80 for 50 miles over Donner Summit on Sunday. But following hard work from CalTrans officials, they have reopened the road with chain controls.
Good News….— CHP-Truckee (@CHP_Truckee) March 15, 2020
I-80 has reopened…. for now. Slow down and drive safely.
I-80 is R2 Truckee to Colfax.
I-80 remains closed to trucks at this time. pic.twitter.com/5p6S0QL2hV
The news of the reopening came as most Tahoe ski resorts remain closed due to the Coronavirus and most people are sitting in isolation in their homes. But it does show the massive amount of snow that has fallen in NorCal in recent days, which some people predict was 3 feet overnight.
Even with the road reopening, Placer County Sheriff asked the question “But wouldnâ€™t you rather stay home instead?”:
â›“I-80 is now open with chains required from Colfax to Truckee. But wouldnâ€™t you rather stay home instead? â˜•ï¸ ðŸ“– â„ï¸ #cawx pic.twitter.com/Qp5RHWJI0q— Placer Sheriff (@PlacerSheriff) March 15, 2020