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I-80 over Sierra reopens after closure due to spinouts

Caltrans: Carry chains, drive slowly in Sierra during snow

The state Department of Transportation said chains were required Thursday morning in the mountains on both Interstate 80 and Highway 50. Dave Wood, Caltrans' maintenance-area superintendent for the Donner Pass-Sutter/Sierra Region, warns motorists
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The state Department of Transportation said chains were required Thursday morning in the mountains on both Interstate 80 and Highway 50. Dave Wood, Caltrans' maintenance-area superintendent for the Donner Pass-Sutter/Sierra Region, warns motorists

Westbound Interstate 80 has reopened to traffic over the Sierra after being closed early Thursday afternoon due to spinouts.

The California Highway Patrol announced the reopening about 3:40 p.m. and advised motorists that chains area required between Nyack and Donner Lake Road.

The highway was closed about 2 p.m. between Kingvale and the Donner Lake interchange because of spinouts.

The California Department of Transportation warns motorists of unstable weather in the area and advises motorists to slow down in wet conditions.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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