A nightmare of traffic as a Caldor fire engulfed South Lake Tahoe

A nightmare of traffic as a Caldor fire engulfed South Lake Tahoe

Traffic in South Lake Tahoe has been disrupted as the city is rushing to evacuate before ragging Caldor fire.

Mandatory Migration Order The red flag was issued late Monday morning before a warning was issued for strong winds expected to last until 11 p.m. With all 50, 88 and 89 highways below the Tahoe Basin closed, people are being driven out of town in the direction of the Nevada State Line. Anyone wishing to head towards Sacramento or the Bay Area cannot do so directly via Highway 50; They need to head north to connect to the I-80 near the truck.

On August 30, 2021, Hwy stopped in a mile-long traffic jam on the Hwy 50 while people were playing the Evacuee Mail Smooths violin before the Caldor fire at South Lake Tahoe.

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Jetin Sullivan, a photojournalist for Getty Images, said the train lines on Highway 50 did not move in 45 minutes, while a Press Democrat photographer said. He was stuck in the gridlock More than 90 minutes. About 20,000 people live in South Lake Tahoe.

Traffic is backed up under Lake Tahoe Boulevard to Statline, Nave. Live cameras Occasionally show a Cal Fire truck or ambulance heading in the opposite direction, mostly empty; Those lanes, while elegant for stand still drivers, are essential for emergency traffic. Despite the conditions, Mercury News photographer Carl Mondon said people are patient.

“The mountain people are very tough.” He wrote on Twitter. “Despite the horrific disruption in South Tahoe, as people pull out of #CaldorFire, everyone stays calm. No one is heard shouting or swearing. A driver blew up Johnny Cash’s ‘Ring of Fire’ and accepted it all.”

A pedestrian is passing by on Hwy 50 as traffic recedes as people exit before a Caldor fire in South Lake Tahoe on August 30, 2021.

A pedestrian is passing by on Hwy 50 as traffic recedes as people exit before a Caldor fire in South Lake Tahoe on August 30, 2021.

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Updates can be found directly through Twitter accounts for Caltrans District 3 And that County of El Dorado. Migration centers are available at:

Douglas County Community Center
1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardenville, Nev.


Trucky Veterans Hall
10214 High St., Turkey, California.

If you are taking an animal out and you have questions, you can call 530-621-5795.

Traffic returned to Hwy 50 on August 30, 2021, as people exited before a Caldor fire at South Lake Tahoe.

Traffic returned to Hwy 50 on August 30, 2021, as people exited before a Caldor fire at South Lake Tahoe.

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