Portion of Hwy. 50 collapses and roadway continues to crumble

CHP - Placerville

Shoulder collapse on westboumd US-50 (Feb. 21, 2017)

Shoulder collapse on westboumd US-50 (Feb. 21, 2017) less

Downed trees, flooding and even a collapsed shoulder on Highway 50 are causing challenges on the roads Tuesday -- following a day of heavy rain and winds. 

The Placerville California Highway Patrol office shared photos of the collapsed Hwy. 50 on Facebook. The westbound shoulder just east of Bridal Veil Falls collapsed and the number two lane is buckling, according to CHP. Caltrans District 3 is repairing the roadway failure. 

Caltrans closed eastbound Hwy. 50 to begin long-term repair work to the shoulder, but released traffic later in the day. 

The department says units have also responded to multiple reports of flooded roadways and trees down across the entire county.

They're advising drivers to be cautious as you head to your destination this morning. If you don't need to drive, they're also suggested to just stay home.

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