I-80 closed both directions at Baxter, Ca – Mudslide

I know we were not going to talk about anything weather related today but this just happened. A huge mudslide crossed both directions of Interstate 80 at Baxter, Ca. A detour is available at Colfax going Highway 174 to Grass Valley, Highway 49/20 to Nevada City and Highway 20 back to I-80. Probably a 40 mile detour.

I 80

[IN THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA & SIERRA NEVADA]
IS CLOSED FROM COLFAX (PLACER CO) TO THE JCT OF SR 20 (NEVADA CO)
– DUE TO A MUDSLIDE – A DETOUR IS AVAILABLE

IS CLOSED TO ALL TRACTOR-SEMITRAILER COMBINATIONS FROM APPLEGATE
(PLACER CO) TO THE NEVADA STATE LINE – DUE TO A MUDSLIDE – ALL
TRACTOR-SEMITRAILER COMBINATIONS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE

EASTBOUND TRUCKS ARE BEING SCREENED AT APPLEGATE (PLACER CO) – DRIVERS MUST
HAVE MAXIMUM CHAINS IN THEIR POSSESSION IN ORDER TO PROCEED – PERMIT LOADS ARE
PROHIBITED http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/display.php?page=i80

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