Highway 50 is back open in the Sierra Tuesday morning after being closed for weeks because of the Caldor Fire.
The road was reopened at 8 a.m. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is handing out safety and assistance information at the Fresh Pond Chevron station near Pollock Pines for people returning home for the first time. Dozens of residents and property owners were temporarily allowed through the closure on Monday to inspect their homes for any damage.
“A lot of anxiety waiting to get up here,” one resident said. “It’s going to be good to finally go back home.” People returning home are asked to keep an eye out for tree and utility crews who may still be working in the area. Further, those who have properties on US Forest Service land are being told to contact the Forest Service for access details.