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Update: Highway 50 reopens after blasting to remove boulder

Traffic backs up on Highway 50.
Traffic backs up on Highway 50. Caltrans

Highway 50 at Wrights Lake Road in Kyburz was reported clear as of 7 p.m. Wednesday after being partially blocked by a boulder.

Blasting was used to break up a boulder that fell into the westbound lane of Highway 50 early Wednesday afternoon.

The state Department of Transportation reported at 12:30 p.m. that one-way traffic control was in effect near Kyburz as crews began work to remove the boulder.

The highway was closed about 4:20 p.m. to allow the use of explosives and was reopened by 4:30, as Caltrans reported that the blasting was successful . One-way traffic control remained in effect until the debris was cleared from the roadway.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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