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2 Big Rig Crashes Shut Down Eastbound I-80 Near Donner Lake

DONNER LAKE (CBS13) – Two big rig crashes near Donner Lake forced a temporary closure of eastbound Interstate 80 Thursday evening, the California Highway Patrol said.

Photos from the scene show both trucks blocking significant portions of the roadway. One of the big rigs was jackknifed while the other was on its side.

(credit: CHP Truckee)
(credit: CHP Truckee)

The CHP Truckee said the eastbound lanes of the freeway were closed from the summit to Donner Lake. They reopened at around 8 p.m.

The cause of the crashes is unknown but photos show wet roadways.

At this time, details regarding possible injuries were not available.

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