TRUCKEE – Caltrans is alerting motorists that eastbound Interstate 80 will be closed approximately 13 miles east of Truckee near Farad from 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. tomorrow morning, June 19 in order to remove a truck and trailer from the Truckee River canyon.
Towing efforts today to remove the crashed truck and trailer from the canyon were unsuccessful. A full closure of both 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.
Visit Caltrans' “QuickMap” for current road conditions at http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov. A mobile version is also available through the iPhone App Store or in Google Play. Motorists also can use the California Highway Information Network automated phone service by calling 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).
Follow Caltrans District 3 on Twitter @CaltransDist3 and Facebook to receive the latest information about current roadway conditions. Motorists are urged to be “Be Work Zone Alert” and to “Slow for the Cone Zone.”