U.S. 50 currently is closed due to downed power lines and avalanche control work, according to Caltrans.

The transportation department’s District 3 stated in a tweet that traffic was being held on U.S. 50 at Kyburz due to downed power lines. Caltrans estimates the highway will not reopen until 2 p.m.

Shortly after that first announcement about the downed lines, Caltrans said traffic was being held between Meyers and Twin Bridges on U.S. 50 for avalanche control work.