Update: Chain restrictions have been lifted for vehicles on I-80; trucks must carry chains | SierraSun.com

Update: Chain restrictions have been lifted for vehicles on I-80; trucks must carry chains

Vehicles were stacked up on eastbound Interstate 80 near Kingvale on Sunday evening, Feb. 18.

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.

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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.

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.

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The storm snarled traffic along I-80 as westbound motorists tried to make their way out of the area on Sunday.