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Avalanche closes US 50 at Echo Summit south of Lake Tahoe

April 1, 2019

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — 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