UPDATE: Chain controls lifted around Lake Tahoe (video)
Chain controls have been lifted on Sierra highways around the Lake Tahoe Basin. The safety measures were implemented early Wednesday morning.
ORIGINAL POST: Chain controls in effect on Sierra highways around Lake Tahoe and Truckee (video)
Chain controls are in effect on certain Sierra highways leading in and out of the Tahoe Basin.
According to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), the following chain controls are in effect:
Chains are required on all vehicles except four-wheel-drive vehicles with snow tires on all four wheels from 1.5 miles west of Kyburz to Meyers in El Dorado County.
Chains or snow tires are required from mile post 0.0 to mile post 14.6 in Douglas County.
Chains are required on all vehicles except four-wheel-drive vehicles with snow tires on all four wheels from 1 mile east of Baxter in Placer County to 7 miles east of Truckee in Nevada County.
Additionally, eastbound trucks are being screened at Applegate in Placer County. Drivers must have maximum chains in their possession in order to proceed.
Chains or snow tires are required from from mile post 0.5 to mile post 34.0 in Washoe County, and from mile post 37.8 in Pershing County to Imlay.
Nevada State Route 207 (Kingsbury Grade):
Chains or snow tires are required from mile post 0.0 to mile post 7.0 in Douglas County.
California Route 89:
Chains are required on all vehicles except four-wheel-drive vehicles with snow tires on all four wheels from 5 miles north of the junction with U.S. 50 in El Dorado County to the junction with Interstate 80 in Nevada County.
Chains are required on all vehicles except four-wheel-drive vehicles with snow tires on all four wheels from Picketts Junction in Alpine County to 2.7 miles south of the junction of U.S. 50 in El Dorado County (Luther Pass). Chain control also are in effect form Markleeville to Woodfords in Alpine County.
The highway is closed from the junction of U.S. 395 in Mono County to the junction with California State Route 4 (Monitor Pass) in Alpine County.
State Route 28:
Chains or snow are required from mile post 0.0 in Douglas County to mile post 11.0 in Washoe County in Nevada, and from mile post 0.0 to mile post 2.7 in Placer County in California.
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