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Chains and snowtires required throughout the Sierra

The initial front of a large winter storm pattern moving into the region has forced chain and snowtire restrictions throughout the Sierra and Lake Tahoe Basin.

Two accidents on Highway 50 have been reported, one near the Cave Rock tunnel and the other at Elks Point Road as of 2:30 this afternoon. Both accidents have injuries but don’t appear to be life-threatening, according to emergency personnel.

For up-to-date road conditions go to http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/ or http://www.saferoadsusa.com or call (800) 427-7623.



The following roads have restrictions as of 2:50 this afternoon:

Chains required except for four wheel drive vehicles from Kyburz, Calif., over Echo Summit to Meyers. Snowtires or chains required from Glenbrook to Highway 395 at Carson City.



Chains or snows required from Highway 50 to Incline Village to Tahoe City.

Chains or snowtires required from Highway 50 at Stateline over Daggett Summit, to State Route 206 in the Carson Valley.

Chains or snowtires required 9 miles east of Pine Grove, Calif., to Cooks Station, Calif. Chains required except for four wheel drive vehicles for 35 miles between Cooks Station and 7 miles west of Picketts Junction.

Chains required except for four wheel drive vehicles for 8 miles from north of Highway 50 to Bliss State Park, to Truckee, and from Truckee to Sierraville.

Chains required except for four wheel drive vehicles for 40 miles from Nyack, Calif., to Hirschdale Road.

Chains or snowtires required

for 19 miles between State Route 28 and Highway 395.

Chains or snowtires required for 13 miles between Truckee and Kings Beach.


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