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Caltrans Clears Highway 50 Landslides, Opens Road



Caltrans News Flash #119

Date: February 15, 2017
District: Headquarters
Contact: Tamie McGowen
Phone: (916) 657-5060

KYBURZ – Caltrans crews have worked around the clock after several mudslides closed U.S. Highway 50 in El Dorado County from Pollock Pines to Strawberry for several days. In this Caltrans News Flash, get a glimpse at the work that was done to clear fallen debris and to stabilize the hillside.

While U.S. 50 is currently open to traffic, more rain is in the forecast beginning Thursday, Feb. 16 through the weekend. As a result, more slide activity and road closures are possible. Motorists should check highway conditions before traveling by using QuickMap. Caltrans will also issue updates on Twitter and Facebook.

This video can also be viewed at: https://youtu.be/J1W5mYswPtM.

This Caltrans News Flash is the 119th in a series of videos highlighting Caltrans' activities that present the wide-ranging and critical work that Caltrans does to enhance California's economy and livability.To see more of these and other videos, search for #CaltransNewsFlash on Twitter or visit Caltrans News Flash on YouTube (http://bit.ly/1ez3LYz).

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