One I-80 lane reopened after sinkhole in Truckee snarls traffic
August 23, 2013
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Westbound lanes are fully open on Interstate 80 near Donner Pass Road in Truckee after a sinkhole snarled traffic early Friday morning, Caltrans officials said.
“The sinkhole developed in the center median around Donner Pass Road during a paving operation early this morning,” according to a 5 a.m. statement from the department. “The sinkhole is estimated to be approximately three feet in diameter and more than eight feet deep.”
While one westbound lane was closed due to the incident, it was reopened to through traffic at about 10:30 a.m., according to the department. An eastbound lane remains closed while crews work on the incident.
What caused the sinkhole was unknown Friday morning. No one was hurt in the incident.
Pete Mann, California Highway Patrol public information officer, said Caltrans has deemed the highway “structurally safe.”