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.

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Jackknifed big rigs and cows have shutdown a portion of westbound HW-50 at Carson Road
Ebonne Avina
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Westbound Highway 50 at Carson Road is closed due to jackknifed big rigs and cows on the roadway.
Ebonne Avina
112719 highway 50 cows
Cows and jackknifed big rigs have shutdown a portion of westbound Highway 50 at Carson Road.
Ebonne Avina

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