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Downed power lines close section of I-80 in Sierra in both directions

Watch big rig slide to safety down I-80 east of Truckee, with CHP escort

When a big rig jack-knifed about 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, on Interstate 80 at the top of a grade above the Floriston, the California Highway Patrol was faced with a shut down of the freeway to wait for a tow truck. Instead, because the d
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When a big rig jack-knifed about 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, on Interstate 80 at the top of a grade above the Floriston, the California Highway Patrol was faced with a shut down of the freeway to wait for a tow truck. Instead, because the d

Downed power lines closed a portion of Interstate 80 in the Sierra on Thursday night.

The California Highway Patrol’s Traffic Incident website reported about 9:45 p.m. that power lines were down just east of Kingvale.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office reported westbound I-80 was closed at Truckee and eastbound I-80 was closed at Kingvale.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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