MARYSVILLE – Caltrans is alerting motorists that Interstate 80 and State Highway 20 in the Sierra will be closed early Saturday morning for PG&E emergency repair work.

PG&E crews will be repairing a transmission line at Cisco Grove and a distribution line at Kingvale than run over interstate 80 to re-establish power to the lines, which were damaged and fell onto the interstate during a storm earlier this week that closed the interstate for several hours.

Caltrans will set up traffic controls to either hold or turn around vehicles – depending on the traffic volumes – at the following locations:

· Westbound 80 at the Nevada state line, trucks only, starting at 4:15 a.m.
· WB at Donner Lake Interchange, 4:45 a.m.
· WB at Kingvale, 5 a.m.
· Eastbound at Nyack, 4:45 a.m.
· EB at Cisco Grove, 5 a.m.
· EB 20 in Nevada City, 4 a.m. (local traffic OK)

All lanes are scheduled to be reopened by 7 a.m., but weather or unexpected events could delay the work.

District 3 is responsible for maintaining and operating 4,385 lane miles in 11 Sacramento Valley and Northern Sierra counties. Check out Caltrans’ “QuickMap” for current road conditions and chain requirements at or download the free QuickMap app on the App Store or Google Play. Motorists also can call the California Highway Information Network automated phone service at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).