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Update: One eastbound lane of Interstate 80 in Nevada County reopens after truck carrying figs crashes

A big rig carrying a load of figs caused traffic back-ups an detours when it jackknifed east of Donner Summit on Friday evening.
A big rig carrying a load of figs caused traffic back-ups an detours when it jackknifed east of Donner Summit on Friday evening. Photo courtesy Dave Wood, Caltrans

The California Department of Transportation reports that one lane has reopened to traffic after a jackknifed big rig prompted the closure of eastbound 80 near 60 Mile Curve just east of Donner Summit in Nevada County.

The accident occurred shortly before 6 p.m.

Dave Wood, Caltrans maintenance area superintendent, reported about 9 p.m. that traffic was flowing in one lane. Caltrans estimated that the roadway would be fully reopened at 2:30 a.m. Saturday. He said motorists, many of them en route to the Hot August Nights classic car event in Reno, were showing patience despite the delays.

Wood said the CHP indicated that the truck driver did not suffer injuries that were life-threatening. The truck, he said, was carrying a load of figs.

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