I-80 Sinkhole Near Donner Pass in Truckee Causes Delays - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe News Weather, Video -

I-80 Sinkhole Near Donner Pass in Truckee Causes Delays

Posted: Updated:

CalTrans says all westbound lanes are now open after a sinkhole opened up on I-80 near Donner Pass Road in Truckee Friday morning.

The #1 eastbound lane will remain closed until repairs are complete. It's expected to open around 6pm Friday.

California Highway Patrol is on scene helping with traffic control. It's encroaching upon the fast lanes of both westbound and eastbound traffic, but so far there's no sign of stress or cracking of the highway that is the main route between Northern California and Nevada.

CHP says the driver of a semi-truck was delivering asphalt to a construction site around midnight when it hit the sinkhole. Officials say the sinkhole was about three feet in diameter and about eight feet deep.

CalTrans says pavement work onto the roadway caused the sinkhole to form.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.