Echo Summit Road Conditions (U.S. Highway 50)
Latest CalTrans/Nevada Road Reports
Condition of major highways passing through the Lake Tahoe area as of Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 18:21 .
U.S. Highway 50 (Including Echo Summit Road Conditions) See map below
IN THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA
CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT 4-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES WITH SNOW TIRES ON ALL 4 WHEELS FROM TWIN BRIDGES TO MEYERS (EL DORADO CO)
PLEASE RESEARCH CHAIN CONTROL LOCATIONS AS CALTRANS IS CURRENTLY WORKING TO UPDATE CHAIN CONTROL DESCRIPTIONS FOR CONSISTENCY WITH INTERNET MAPPING, LIKE GOOGLE MAPS & MAPQUEST.
Driving to Lake Tahoe by Car on U.S. Highway 50 over Echo Summit.
The easiest access to the south shore from most points in California is via US 50 to South Lake Tahoe, especially from Sacramento or the Bay Area.
Regardless of the season, always be prepared to sudden and drastic changes in the weather. Winter or summer, storms can sweep in much faster than you can imagine and the change in conditions can make driving conditions very dangerous.
Echo Summit/South Tahoe Driving Tips
Echo Summit Road Conditions
Always check the Echo Summit road conditions before setting out. U.S. Highway 50 into South Lake Tahoe is a spectatular way to arrive but can be treacherous at any time of year, and extremely dangerous in the winter.
California's CalTrans site allows you to look up the driving conditions for any of the major highways that pass through the state including U.S. Highway 50 from Sacramento to South Lake Tahoe. For your convenience we have combined the very latest reports from CalTrans of all the important highways to, or around, Tahoe including road conditions over echo summit and Sourth Lake Tahoe road conditions.
Echo Summit Driving Checklist
There are several all-weather highways around Lake Tahoe except during the most severe weather. These include US 50 east over Echo Summit, CA 88 North from Stockton, CA 207 over the Kingsbury Grade, US 395 to US 50 West at Carson City and finally Highway 431 over Mount Rose going from Reno.
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