June 9, 2017 (SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev.) – Caltrans reopened U.S. Highway 50 at 9:08 a.m. after a mudslide temporarily forced a full closure of the road Thursday. One way traffic control is in effect at Alder Creek between White Hall and Kyburz. This is a two-lane section of the highway currently separated by temporary concrete barriers. The westbound lane is closed and traffic is being controlled by flaggers under reversing one-way controls. (http://tahoesouth.com/).

“Our melting runoff, while creating spectacular waterfalls this spring and summer, has also provided some challenges,” said Carol Chaplin, president and CEO of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority. “Caltrans has done a tremendous job keeping our roads open and safe for travelers coming to the South Shore. We recommend visitors focus on getting here early and considering traveling during nonpeak hours to avoid congestion.”

LTVA also recommends the following alternative routes:

  • From Sacramento/Northern California take I-80 E to CA-89 S (Emerald Bay Road) to South Lake Tahoe
  • From Sacramento/Northern California take CA-16 E to CA-49 N to CA-88 E past Kirkwood to CA 89 N into South Lake Tahoe

Motorists can check conditions with Caltrans www.dot.ca.gov and Nevada Department of Transportation http://nvroads.com for current conditions, including temporary closures. For updates on conditions and estimated drive time status text ‘TahoeRoads’ to 99000. For real-time traffic information and to map your location, the QuickMap App from CalTrans is available for download. Keep in mind that GPS and maps applications on mobile devices may not be updated so monitor updates directly from the source.

Contact: Christina Proctor or Phil Weidinger, Weidinger Public Relations, 775-588-2412 or christina@weidingerpr.com.


About the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
Designated the “America’s Favorite Ski Destination” by USA TODAY readers (Jan. 2014), Tahoe South combines the distinctive appeal of two worlds: spectacular natural beauty and a modern tourism destination with an array of outdoor recreation, entertainment, nightlife and gaming. Tahoe’s timeless splendor and an emerging economic diversity continue to define its inimitable personality. For information about lodging, recreation and family packages at Tahoe South, call 1-800-288-2463 or log onto www.TahoeSouth.com

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