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Highway 49 closure postponed

Dorsey Drive construction schedule changed

The Highway 20/49 nightly closures originally scheduled to begin Monday, July 29, have been postponed until Monday, Aug. 12.

Highway 49 will now remain open or open with partial lane closures until Aug. 12. Beginning Monday, Aug. 12 to Thursday, Aug. 15, State Route 20/49 (between the Idaho-Maryland and Brunswick Road interchanges) will be closed nightly to through traffic for falsework construction on the Dorsey Drive Interchange Project.

Traffic will be detoured between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. (weather permitting).

Mud slide closes I-80

A mud slide triggered by summertime rainstorms late Thursday afternoon closed westbound Interstate 80 about four miles west of the California-Nevada border, according to the Department of Transportation.

The slide occurred at around 3:30 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol website.

Caltrans crews were en route to the mudslide, which is covering the westbound lanes at Farad with mud and debris. Westbound traffic was held at the stateline and one eastbound lane was closed to allow westbound traffic to turn around. The estimated time of reopening was about 8:30 p.m.

— The Union staff