Trucker Has a Day on Donner Pass He’d Like to Forget
Truckee, CA – A trucker had a day he would probably like to forget on Thursday while navigating Donner Pass in California.
According to California Highway Patrol-Truckee, an accident involving a big rig caused an hours-long traffic backup along eastbound Interstate 80.
Investigators said a tractor-trailer jackknifed on Donner Pass resulting in a lane blockage.
The accident forced officials to close I-80 eastbound to all traffic on Thursday afternoon.
Eastbound 80 Closed on Donner Pass
I-80 Eastbound traffic is being turned at Kingvale for a jackknifed big rig blocking lanes. There is no estimated time of reopening at this point. pic.twitter.com/w2QZj8bG25
— CHP-Truckee (@CHP_Truckee) June 24, 2021
Emergency crews worked to clear the area and were able to re-open the stretch of I-80 by early evening.
Officials did not say what likely led to the crash.
Thankfully, no injuries were reported.