Weekend storm brings a foot of snow or more to Tahoe’s South Shore | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Weekend storm brings a foot of snow or more to Tahoe’s South Shore

Tribune staff report
Winter sports enthusiasts welcomed about a foot of snowfall last weekend.
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Lake Tahoe’s South Shore received a little more than a foot of snow last weekend — the most the area has received in weeks.

According to National Weather Service reports from Meyers, the region collected 13 inches of snowfall between Friday night and Sunday morning. It received another one or two inches Monday.

By Sunday, Heavenly Mountain Resort reported a foot of fresh snow, Sierra-at-Tahoe Ski Resort reported 17 inches and Kirkwood Mountain Resort reported about 15 inches.

Slick, snow-covered roads caused traffic to back up a few times on the top of Kingsbury Grade along Tramway Drive and Quaking Aspen Lane. However, what few traffic collisions there were turned out to be minor, according to Sgt. Pat Brooks of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

No major traffic crashes were reported in South Lake Tahoe either, but city police did respond to about five minor traffic collisions over the course of the weekend, Lt. David Stevenson said.

The most serious weather-related incident over the course of the storm seemed to occur on Highway 50 near Hidden Woods Drive, where a head-on collision resulted in six people being taken to the hospital, according to Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Dave Gibson.

Gibson said the injuries were not life-threatening.