The California Department of Transportation advises motorists in the Lake Tahoe area this weekend to expect delays as thousands of participants and spectators converge on Northstar Resort for the Tough Mudder endurance event.
More than 15,000 people are expected at the event, which features 10- to 12-mile obstacle courses, today and more than 3,300 on Sunday, according to a Caltrans news release. Participants will go off in waves starting at 7:20 a.m. today and 8 a.m. Sunday, with final participants expected to complete the course by 7 p.m.
Parking lots at Northstar, Alpine Meadows and Boreal Mountain Resort will be used for today's activities, with participants bused from Alpine Meadows and Boreal to Northstar.
Only Northstar will be used for parking Sunday.
The California Highway Patrol will provide traffic control at the base of Alpine Meadows Road and Highway 89 today and Highway 267 at Northstar Drive today and Sunday to monitor backups.
For more information about the endurance event, go to www.toughmudder.com.
Caltrans District 3 traffic updates are available on Twitter @D3PIO and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CaltransDistrict3.
Call The Bee's Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.