Cal-Trans is detouring traffic on U.S. 395 from the Nevada state line to State Route 182 in Bridgeport. Maintenance crews are working to remove copious quantities of fallen rocks triggered by a sizeable earthquake. Cal-Trans says there is no estimated time of opening US-395 at this time.
A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck at 3:49 p.m. Thursday and was centered in the Coleville area on the California side, South of Gardnerville, according to the USGS. The quake was felt throughout Carson City and the region. The USGS reports there were other earthquakes that followed, including a 4.2 magnitude, a 3.7, a 3.5, 3.4 magnitude and a 3.1 magnitude. The Nevada Seismological Laboratory reports at least 20 earthquakes since the initial first earthquake hit.
Carson City Sheriff’s Office and its dispatch center also reported feeling the earthquakes. There are no reports of damage or injuries at this time in the Carson City area. Officials say they don’t know if there was damage closer to the epicenter, which was 29 miles south of Gardnerville.