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Snowstorm moves into Truckee area; Boreal gets 12 inches overnight; chains required on Interstate 80

Motorists slowly make their way along Interstate 80 in Truckee amid a storm that dropped at least 5 inches of snow in Truckee as of 8 a.m. Thursday, March 1.

A major snowstorm moved into the Truckee area on Thursday morning, March 1, and dumped at least a foot of fresh powder at one local ski resort.

Boreal Mountain Resort, which is located off Interstate 80 just west of Truckee, said Thursday it received 12 inches of snow in the last 24 hours.

“It’s been dumping all night and its still coming down. Sick day!” the ski resort said in a message posted on its website.

The storm is forecast to drop up to 24 inches of snow in the Truckee area on Thursday, the National Weather Service Office in Reno said.

The storm has also led the California Department of Transportation on Thursday to issue chain requirements for Interstate 80.

“Chains are required on all vehicles, except 4-wheel drive vehicles with snow tires on all four wheels, from 3 (miles) east of Gold Run in Placer County to Truckee in Nevada County,” said Caltrans in a statement posted on its website.

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