Lake Tahoe mountain resorts reporting up to a foot of fresh snow; chain controls in effect |

Lake Tahoe mountain resorts reporting up to a foot of fresh snow; chain controls in effect

A car slid off the road Sunday morning while headed toward Kirkwood.
Provided / Justine Dhollande

Lake Tahoe mountain resorts are posting their first fresh snow totals in about a month.

A storm flowing through the basin from Saturday into Sunday has produced anywhere from 4 to 12 inches of snow with Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe and Diamond Peak Ski Resort leading the way with the higher end of the totals.

Northstar California had 7 inches and Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Homewood Mountain Resort, Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Heavenly Mountain Resort and Sierra-at-Tahoe are all reporting 6 inches of fresh snow.

Down south, Mammoth Mountain received about the same amount and is reporting up to 8 inches.

Snow flurries are expected through late this morning and may linger into the afternoon.

The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a lake wind advisory that lasts until about 4 a.m. Monday.

A northeast wind about 20 mph, with gusts up to 40 mph, will push waves on Lake Tahoe to about 2 to 4 feet.

Chain controls are in effect this morning all around Lake Tahoe.

The weather clears out today and and the rest of the week looks sunny and warm.

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