Snowstorm blankets Truckee/Tahoe: Read full coverage here
December 6, 2009
TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; Many of the roads in the Lake Tahoe basin have road controls due to a heavy snow storm, which is expected to accumulate anywhere from 20 to 30 inches of snow in Truckee by Monday night.Highways 50, 28, 207 and 431 require motorists to have snow tires or chains. Highways 89 and 267 require chains for all vehicles except for those with four-wheel drive. Chains are mandatory on Highway 50 in South Lake Tahoe west of the Nevada state boarder. Chains are also mandatory on Interstate 80 from 1 mile west of Floriston, Calif. to Alta, Calif.Visit http://www.sierrasun.com/roadconditions for updated information.Ski areas were reporting up to 3 feet of much-needed snow regionally, as the snow continues to fall around the area. Avalanche dangers were rated as high and increasing in danger, especially on northern aspects, reports the Sierra Avalanche Center. For California traffic alerts, visit: http://cad.chp.ca.gov/For Nevada traffic alerts, visit http://www.nevadadot.comFor avalanche advisories, visit: http://sierraavalanchecenter.org/For pictures of area resorts, visit http://apps.sierrasun.com/utils/mountain_cams/A second storm, forecast to be warmer and less than intense than the current snowstorm, is expected to dump more snow in the Truckee/Tahoe Basin on Thursday.