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Lake Tahoe weather: Another foot of snow likely with Wednesday storm

Staff report

Tuesday's storm brought slippery conditions to area roads. Here, a CHP-Truckee vehicle is loaded on a wrecker after a vehicle slid out of control into in Truckee, officials said. No one was hurt.

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Another small winter storm is expected to bring more than a foot of snow Wednesday to higher elevation areas around the greater Truckee-Tahoe region.

A winter weather advisory began at 6 a.m. Wednesday and ends at 1 a.m. Thursday for the region, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.

Four to 8 inches of snow is possible at lake and ground level, with 8 to 16 inches forecast above 7,000 feet.

The heaviest snow is expected to fall between noon and 8 p.m., according to NWS.

As is the case with most Sierra storms, conditions will make driving a challenge. Snow tire or chain restrictions may be in effect along most highways and passes, including Interstate 80, U.S. Highway 50, California highways 28, 89 and 267, and Nevada highways 28, 207 and 431.

Wednesday's storm comes on the heels of a small system that hit the region on Tuesday, bringing anywhere from 4 inches to a foot of snow to various locations.

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