Echo Summit Avalanche Blocks Highway 50 Sunday

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 17, 2017 / comments

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.

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@CaltransDist3 is on scene of the Echo Summit avalanche and making great progress. May be open soon.

11:40 AM - 16 Apr 2017 · South Lake Tahoe, CA

 

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.

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CHP South Lake Tahoe @CHPSouthLake

US-50 on Echo Summit has been reopened!! Yay. Nice job@CaltransDist3 & SLT CHP. Thanks for working holidays! Happy Easter everyone!

12:04 PM - 16 Apr 2017 · South Lake Tahoe, CA

 

Highway 50 reopened around 12:04 p.m., according to CHP.