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Mon Aug 30, 2021, 04:35 PM

They are evacuating South Lake Tahoe :(

Traffic nightmare as Caldor Fire forces evacuation of South Lake Tahoe

Traffic is gridlocked throughout most of South Lake Tahoe as the city rushes to evacuate ahead of the raging Caldor Fire.


Mandatory evacuation orders were imposed late Monday morning ahead of a red flag warning for gusting winds that is expected to last until 11 p.m. Wednesday. With highways 50, 88 and 89 all closed below the Tahoe Basin, people are being funneled out of town toward the Nevada state line. Anyone wishing to head toward Sacramento or the Bay Area cannot do it directly via Highway 50; they must drive north to connect up with I-80 near Truckee.
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https://www.sfgate.com/renotahoe/article/traffic-highway-50-lake-tahoe-evacuation-roads-16423258.php


Spent many vacations with my kids there...So sad. I hope Lake Tahoe can be saved.

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Reply They are evacuating South Lake Tahoe :( (Original post)
hookaleft Aug 30 OP
msongs Aug 30 #1
ProudMNDemocrat Aug 30 #2
calguy Aug 30 #3
cilla4progress Aug 30 #4
bahboo Aug 30 #5
chia Aug 30 #6
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Response to hookaleft (Original post)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 04:39 PM

1. lake will reduce the width of the fire front....too late tho nt

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Response to hookaleft (Original post)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 04:40 PM

2. Sad to hear this.

We check into our resort there in December, if it's not burned down.

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Response to hookaleft (Original post)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 04:44 PM

3. Devastating news

I love that area.

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Response to hookaleft (Original post)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 04:44 PM

4. Beyond sad.

Getting so tired of these stories..meaning, tired that this keeps happening.

Fire victim myself - lost home in wildfire on east side of Washington Cascades in 1994.

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Response to hookaleft (Original post)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 05:29 PM

5. holy crap...this is really bad....

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Response to hookaleft (Original post)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 06:17 PM

6. Heartbreaking. Can't wrap my mind around this

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Response to hookaleft (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 10:55 AM

7. About 22,000 people (n/t)

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