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Highway 50 reopened after cows in roadway shut down roadway near Placerville | Update

Officials don't have a time for when the roadway will re-open.

PLACERVILLE, Calif. — Update: 10 p.m.

Officials have finally reopened the Highway 50 at Carson Road after big rigs and cows in the roadway triggered a temporary closure.

Update: 9:42 p.m.

Officials are making progress in opening up Highway 50 after jackknifed big rigs and cows temporarily shut down a portion of the roadway.

Multiple crashes along Highway 50 and jackknifed big rigs led to the closure. Cows temporarily roamed the roadway when a cattle truck got caught up in the commotion.

Eastbound 50 is re-opened to traffic, however, westbound lanes at Carson Road are still blocked.

Original story:

Crashes and cows have shutdown a portion of westbound Highway 50 at Carson Road.

Authorities say jackknifed big rigs and cows are in the roadway at Highway 50 and the Carson Road off-ramp. 

The situation includes multiple big rigs and a number of other crashes.

The cows in the roadway came from a cattle truck, according to CHP-Placerville.

Authorities don't have an estimate on when the roadway will reopen.

Credit: Ebonne Avina
Jackknifed big rigs and cows have shutdown a portion of westbound HW-50 at Carson Road
Credit: Ebonne Avina
Westbound Highway 50 at Carson Road is closed due to jackknifed big rigs and cows on the roadway.
Credit: Ebonne Avina
Cows and jackknifed big rigs have shutdown a portion of westbound Highway 50 at Carson Road.

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