Chain controls in effect Saturday morning at Lake Tahoe

Staff Report

On top of the foot of snow Lake Tahoe resorts just received, another storm has come through with several more inches and it’s still snowing Saturday morning.

A view Friday from Heavenly Mountain Resort. <em id="emphasis-f55a0abe8f212ed6c4f5079230a4baab">Bill Rozak / Tahoe Daily Tribune</em>

While the snow continues to fall with a National Weather Service Winter Weather Advisory in effect through 10 a.m., resorts are reporting up to 9 inches, but most are reporting a modest 5-6 inches.

Sugar Bowl is reporting 9 inches, Sierra-at-Tahoe, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows and Homewood Mountain Resort all received about a half foot.

Chain controls are required in some form on every way into, or out of, the basin. Chains are required on all vehicles except 4-wheel drive with snow tires on all four tires from 3 miles east of Kyburz to Meyers on U.S. Highway 50 and also on California State Route 88 from 4 miles east of Ham’s Station to 1 mile west of Woodfords.

California State Route 89 is closed for a 6-mile stretch from mile post 11.1 to mile post 17.1 at Emerald Bay due to avalanche danger.

On the other side of the lake on Interstate 80, chains are required on all vehicles except 4-wheel drive with snow tires on all four tires from Nyack to Truckee.

Eastbound trucks are being screened at Applegate. Drivers must have maximum chains in their possession.

Westbound trucks are being screened 5 miles west of Reno at Mogul.

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Road conditions may also be obtained by calling 5-1-1.

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