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.
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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