Caltrans shutdown Highway 50 in the Sierra on Sunday for avalanche control work.
Traffic is being held over the Echo summit due to dangerous road conditions where multiple spinouts and collisions have occurred.
There is no estimated time to reopen the highway.
The National Weather Service issued an avalanche warning for the Sierra Nevada Sunday morning after a winter storm dumped heavy snow on the region.
The Sierra Avalanche Center issued a backcountry avalanche warning for the Lake Tahoe area stretching south into the Sierra along the California-Nevada line from noon Sunday until 7 a.m. Monday.
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