Sinkhole Near I-80 on Donner Gate Road in Truckee Causes Lane Closures

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Updated: 8/23/2013 6:06 pm
UPDATE - 6:06PM - According to CalTrans, I-80E is down to one lane, but I-80W is back open.

UPDATE - 12:34PM - The interstate is expected to be fully reopened by 6pm, according to CHP.

UPDATE - 10:34AM - California Highway Patrol says I-80 has one lane open in each direction, making for slow going traffic. There is no estimate when all lanes will be back open.

(News 4 photographer Jeff Deitch)
(News 4 photographer Jeff Deitch)
Truckee, Cal. ( & KRNV) – This just into the newsroom, a sinkhole near Interstate 80 on Donner Pass Road causes some lane closures in Truckee.

According to the California Highway Patrol the sinkhole was discovered around 12:45 this morning in a construction zone and is about three feet wide and eight feet deep.

Troopers say both East and West bound left lanes on I-80 near Donner Pass Road in Truckee are closed.

At this time it is unknown when those lanes will be open but troopers a stream runs underneath the road which might have caused the sinkhole.

Stay with News 4 for the latest.

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Kramer - 8/23/2013 5:28 PM
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it appears thius "report" onfuses Donner Pass Rd. and GatewayBlvd., these are on either side of the extensive, upgraded interchange along I-80. No wonder Nv4 missed it: California actually PLANS it's transportation

Kramer - 8/23/2013 3:28 PM
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So, I'm searching for a MAP of this location, because of all the clue-lessness, & I find: the Hole in the Ground Mountain Bike Trail, in Truckee CA. sha-zam! what will the genius internet do 4 us next?

Kramer - 8/23/2013 3:23 PM
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this just in: Nv4 has a clueless "newsroom" writer/editor. Y can't U consistently describe the location, even within the same 'report'? Donner Pass Road seems OK, could U verify? like, It's Your Job! Re: CHP -In California, they aren't called "troopers".

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