Update: Chain restrictions have been lifted for vehicles on I-80; trucks must carry chains
Chain restrictions have been lifted for vehicles traveling on Interstate 80, the California Department of Transportation said on Monday, Feb. 19.
Eastbound and westbound trucks are required to have maximum chains in their possession.
Chains are required on all vehicles except 4-wheel drive vehicles with snow tires on all four wheels from Kingvale in Placer County to the Nevada state line along Interstate 80, the California Department of Transportation said on Monday, Feb. 19.
It was a treacherous drive back for people leaving Lake Tahoe because of wind and snow. Check out the snarled traffic in this shot from a Cal Trans Cam near Kingvale. pic.twitter.com/NrtM6zbBNr
— Sergio Quintana (@svqjournalist) February 19, 2018
The directive has been in effect for nearly 12 hours after a fast-moving storm dropped several inches of snow in the Truckee area late Sunday afternoon, Feb. 18, and into Sunday evening.
The storm snarled traffic along I-80 as westbound motorists tried to make their way out of the area on Sunday.