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I-80 under chain controls in Sierra after late-season storm forced closure

TRUCKEE — Interstate 80 is set to fully reopen Saturday evening after a late-season storm dropped snow in the Sierra and closed the highway for several hours due to multiple fallouts and collisions. above Donner Summit.

Eastbound traffic was released around 8:45 p.m. with chain controls in place from Alta to the Nevada state line.

At 11 p.m., westbound traffic was released in Truckee with chain controls. The highway will remain closed at the Nevada state line until traffic in Truckee is cleared.

On Highway 50, crews are blocking eastbound traffic in Meyers due to detours. It is not known when it will reopen. Chain controls are also in place from Twin Bridges to Meyers.

Traffic continues to be reversed on Highway 20 near Nevada Street. It is unclear when the road will be reopened.

Snow levels fell to around 4,000 feet Saturday afternoon. Scattered snow showers will continue to impact Sierra communities throughout the night.

Temperatures were about 20 to 30 degrees cooler than Friday.

In the valley, thunderstorms developed in the afternoon. They brought brief, heavy downpours, lightning, small hail and gusts of wind.

Most areas are expected to dry out on Sunday with more spring-like weather expected to arrive next week.

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