Echo Summit Avalanche Blocks Highway 50 Sunday
EL DORADO COUNTY — The California Highway Patrol South Lake Tahoe reported an avalanche on Highway 50 Sunday morning, which blocked traffic for around an hour.
@CaltransDist3 is on scene of the Echo Summit avalanche and making great progress. May be open soon.
Along the highway’s loop at Echo Summit, the avalanche spread to 30 feet wide and was at a depth of 5 to 6 feet.
US-50 on Echo Summit has been reopened!! Yay. Nice job@CaltransDist3 & SLT CHP. Thanks for working holidays! Happy Easter everyone!
Highway 50 reopened around 12:04 p.m., according to CHP.