UPDATE: Chains controls lifted in Sierra
Chain controls have been lifted on U.S. Interstate 80 between Reno and Sacramento, but chains or snow tires continue to be required over several Sierra passes – including the Mount Rose Highway – after a winter storm dumped about a foot (30 centimeters) of snow in the upper elevations.
A winter storm warning remains in effect until 4 p.m. Friday for the Lake Tahoe region.
ORIGINAL POST: Chains controls in Sierra; nearly foot of new snow near Truckee
RENO, Nev. — Chains or snow tires are required over most Sierra passes, including Interstate 80 in California from near Truckee to Kingvale, after a winter storm dumped about a foot (30 centimeters) of snow in the upper elevations.A winter storm warning remains in effect until 4 p.m. Friday for the Lake Tahoe region.
A winter weather advisory continues until 4 a.m. Saturday in northeast Nevada, including Elko County where as much of 4 inches (10 centimeters) of snow is possible in the valleys and up to 8 inches (20 centimeters) in the mountains.
The National Weather Service says 11 inches (28 centimeters) of snow has been recorded at the Northstar ski resort near Truckee and about 10 inches (25 centimeters) at Mt. Rose southwest of Reno.