Highway 50

Map of wildfire shutting down Highway 50 near Kyburz on July 23, 2015. (CBS)

Wildfire Forces Closure Of Highway Linking Sacramento To Lake Tahoe; Evacuations Underway

A wildfire has led to the closure of a major highway between Sacramento and Reno, Nevada, and brought a handful of mandatory evacuations.


Authorities on the scene of a fatal crash on Highway 50 in Placerville on November 25, 2012. 38-year-old Sheng Kun Su, 39-year-old Shu Zhen Shao, 8-year-old Shawn Su, and 4-year-old Nora Temple were killed. (CBS)

Oakland Family Members Among 4 Dead In Placerville Crash

Four people were killed, including three from Oakland, in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 50 in Placerville on Sunday, a California Highway Patrol officer said.



4 Dead, 5 Hurt After Head-on Collision Involving Minivan, Prius Near Placerville

A crash on Highway 50 near Placerville has killed four people and injured five others.


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CHP Vehicle, Bus Hit Walnut Creek Man Walking On Tahoe Highway

A pedestrian who was struck and killed on a highway in Lake Tahoe early on New Year’s Day has been identified as a Walnut Creek man, Nevada Highway Patrol officers said Wednesday.


Zephyr Point at Lake Tahoe, Nevada (AP)

Highway To Lake Tahoe To Be Closed For Roadwork

Highway 50 at Echo Summit will be closed starting this week as crews work to repair the roadway’s rock wall barrier.