Due to a small avalanche near Donner Summit, the California Highway Patrol and Caltrans have closed Interstate 80 westbound indefinitely from Truckee to Kingvale, as well as from Colfax to Truckee eastbound due to poor visibility.
They report that no one is hurt and no vehicles are trapped, but when I-80 will reopen remains to be seen. Caltrans and CHP are still assessing whiteout conditions, plowing resources and gauging potential for further snow slides.
Bad news for skiers and winter snow enthusiasts who were hoping to come up and enjoy this winter wonderland this weekend, but check for updates on road conditions at 800-427-7623. An early morning start on Saturday could still get you 2 days of incredible fresh powder!