Snow closes interstate in California - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Snow closes interstate in California

California Department of Transportation officials say the biggest problem was over-confident drivers.  (Source: KCRA/CNN) California Department of Transportation officials say the biggest problem was over-confident drivers. (Source: KCRA/CNN)

COLFAX, CA (KCRA/CNN) - Severe winter weather conditions forced officials to close both directions of a major interstate in California on Wednesday. Emergency crews closed Interstate 80 in Colfax at the Nevada state line for several hours.

California Department of Transportation officials say the biggest problem was over-confident drivers. 

"If we keep having the guys going 60 mph and spinning out, we are going to spend most the day out here stuck in traffic,” said Dave Wood of the California Department of Transportation.

Officials hope to have the roadway back open before the Thursday morning rush hour.

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