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The Roads to Tahoe Are Open; Ready for Holiday Weekend!

The roads to South Lake Tahoe for the upcoming holiday weekend are open in all directions. With the recent mudslides along Echo Summit/Highway 50 and fallen rocks at Cave Rock/Highway 50 both Caltrans and Nevada Department of Transportation worked tirelessly to reopen the highway. Travelers should expect minor delays and officials encourage drivers to check road conditions before and during travel as conditions may change with the incoming storm (https://tahoesouth.com/).

“We commend both Caltrans and NDOT for their efforts with extremely challenging circumstances this past week,” said Carol Chaplin, president and CEO of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority. “With the record amount of snowfall we’ve received this winter we appreciate their diligence to ensure safe traveling over mountain passes, especially leading into a major holiday weekend.”

LTVA recommends motorists check conditions with Caltrans www.dot.ca.gov and Nevada Department of Transportation http://nvroads.com for current conditions. GPS and maps applications on mobile devices may not be updated so it’s recommended to monitor updates directly from the source. For holiday events and lodging options, visit www.tahoesouth.com.

During snowfall, a fleet of city and state snow removal vehicles work around the Lake Tahoe Basin to keep roads clear and safe for travel. For the most up-to-date information on snowfall, mountain base depths and conditions in South Lake Tahoe, check area ski resort websites and cams or call snow phones Heavenly: 775-586-7000; Sierra-at-Tahoe: 530-659-7475; Kirkwood: 209-258-3000.

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