Lake Tahoe weather: Avalanche warning issued for North Shore neighborhoods

An avalanche warning has been issued for North Shore neighborhoods on Friday, March 2.
Emily Kaiser / Tahoe Daily Tribune

RENO, Nev. — An avalanche warning has been issued for neighborhoods on the north shore of Lake Tahoe along the California-Nevada line.

Washoe County’s Emergency Management division in Reno says no evacuations are necessary at this time. But pedestrians should avoid activity in subdivisions in the Crystal Bay area along Highway 28.

A winter storm warning remains in effect until 10 a.m. Saturday throughout the Lake Tahoe area, where another foot (30 centimeters) or more of snow is possible at lake level. Up to 20 inches (50 cm) is forecast in the upper elevations, where more than 3 feet (90 cm) of snow already has fallen.

A winter storm warning continues Saturday in northeast Nevada along U.S. Interstate 80 until 4 p.m. and further south until 7 p.m. along U.S. Highway 50 where more than a foot (30 cm) of snow is expected at Great Basin National Park on the Utah line.

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