Winter weather returns to Tahoe | SierraSun.com

Winter weather returns to Tahoe

Staff reports

Jason Shueh/Sierra SunA truck overturned early Friday morning carrying grease from local restaurants on Highway 28 near the summit of Dollar Hill. There were one driver and one passenger, but nobody was injured. Traffic was stopped for nearly two hours.

The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a winter weather advisory that is in effect from 10 p.m. tonight until 10 a.m. Friday. Snow should begin to fall tonight after 10 p.m. and continue through Friday morning. Light to moderate snow is expected in the Sierra Thursday night spreading into western Nevada overnight and into Friday morning. The total snow accumulation from this system could be up to 4 inches in the foothills with southwest winds from 5 to 10 mph.

Then a winter storm watch has been issued from Friday evening through late Saturday evening as another much stronger system moves in. Heavy snow could fall across the Sierra from late Friday night through Saturday night with south to southwest winds from 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Visibility may be reduced below half a mile with this system and it will create slick roads and hazardous driving conditions.