Eastbound I-80 to close near Truckee for four hours beginning Tuesday at 4 a.m.

Caltrans pictuure.pngEastbound I-80 to close near Truckee for four hours beginning Tuesday at 4 a.m.

Eastbound Interstate 80 will be closed approximately 13 miles east of Truckee near Farad from 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19, in order for highway crews to remove a truck and trailer from the Truckee River canyon.

According to Caltrans, towing efforts on Monday, June 18, to remove the crashed truck and trailer from the canyon were unsuccessful.

A full closure of both eastbound freeway lanes is required for the removal.

All eastbound Interstate 80 traffic will be stopped at Highway 267 at 4 a.m.

Towing activities may take several hours.

Caltrans anticipates to re-open the freeway at 8 a.m. Weather or other unexpected events may delay or prolong the work.

Significant traffic delays are expected and local highways may be impacted. Motorists are encouraged to plan for delays and adjust their travel time accordingly.

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