Lake Tahoe weather: Truckee to declare emergency, more snow coming |

Lake Tahoe weather: Truckee to declare emergency, more snow coming

Kevin MacMillan
Up in Truckee's Tahoe Donner, snow was piled so high Wednesday afternoon it reached the second floors of homes.
Courtesy Jimmy Griffin

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The ongoing winter storm has hit the Truckee area so bad that the town of Truckee is expected to declare a state of local emergency Thursday.

Town Council has scheduled a special meeting for 5:45 p.m. Thursday at Truckee Town Hall (10183 Truckee Airport Road) to approve the recommendation from Town Manager Tony Lashbrook.

“The Town Engineering staff has begun to document numerous areas that have experienced damage, including town roads, drainage infrastructure and other facilities. There is a good chance that we won’t know the full extent of the damage until the late spring or early summer,” according to a memo from Lashbrook.

If council approves the declaration Thursday, it will allow the town to seek California and federal emergency funds “for assistance in repairs caused by this natural disaster.”

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