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The Latest: Highway closed by avalanche reopens

April 2, 2019

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on an avalanche that closed a U.S. highway in the Sierra Nevada (all times local):

7:40 p.m.

A U.S. highway closed by an avalanche in the Sierra Nevada has reopened.

The snow slide shut down Highway 50 Monday afternoon about 4 miles south of Lake Tahoe near Echo Summit.

Authorities said one car got stuck shortly after 12:30 p.m. but crews were able to dig it out and there were no injuries.

The California Department of Transportation says the road was cleared and reopened shortly before 5 p.m.

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2:07 p.m.

An avalanche has closed a stretch of a U.S. highway in the Sierra Nevada south of Lake Tahoe.

KTVN-TV in Reno reports the snow slide closed U.S. Highway 50 Monday afternoon about 4 miles (6.5 kilometers) south of the lake near Echo Summit.

There have been no reports of any injuries.

El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies say one car got stuck shortly after 12:30 p.m. but crews were able to dig it out.

There’s no estimate of when the highway will reopen.

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Information from: KTVN-TV, http://www.ktvn.com

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