Monday, December 15, 2008
How good is this storm?
Usually the sign of a decent Tahoe storm is when the highway is either shut down or held and as of 12:46 pm PST according to KCRA news in Sacramento all Eastbound traffic is being held.
Reports from KCRA news:
Eastbound traffic on Interstate 80 was being held early Monday afternoon at Applegate because of multiple spinouts in the snowy Sierra, the California Highway Patrol said.It was not immediately clear when the road would reopen, but officials were bracing for snow as low as 1,000 feet in some areas of the foothills on Monday evening.Snow fell as low as about 2,000 feet early Monday, resulting in several school closures. A good dose of the white stuff fell in communities such as Grass Valley, Nevada City, Placerville and Pine Grove.Meanwhile, up to a foot of additional snow was forecast for Sierra elevations of 7,000 feet and higher. Ski resorts reported 12 to 28 inches of fresh snow in recent days.Chains were required on all three highways linking the Sacramento and Tahoe areas: Interstate 80 over Donner Summit, U.S. 50 over Echo Summit and Highway 88 over Carson Pass.Chains or snow tires also were required on other highways around Tahoe.
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