Another round of winter |

Another round of winter

Jeff Danciger, Jarod Alper and Eric Schoen, from left, all from San Francisco, snowshoe along the edge of Lake Tahoe near Edgewood Golf Course.
Dan Thrift / Tahoe Daily Tribune file photo

Winter’s latest blast of stormy weather left about 2 feet of snow at lake level at the South Shore over the weekend ” about double what forecasters had predicted.

At its strongest point, from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, snow fell throughout the region at about 2 to 3 inches per hour, said Brian Brong, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Reno.

The storm brought the usual array of road closures and chain restrictions ” along with flooding on Highway 89 after a fire hydrant burst at 12th Street and Roger Avenue.

The hydrant was struck during snow-removal operations a little after 8 a.m. Sunday, firefighters said. The water flowed down to the highway, where it was about a foot deep. Crews were called to shut off the water valve.

And on Highway 50 near Strawberry, an eastbound Jeep Cherokee slid sideways on the icy road into a Caltrans snowplow at about 2 p.m. Sunday, said Capt. Steve Pevenage with the Lake Valley Fire Protection District.

A passenger in the Jeep received moderate injuries, Pevenage said.

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