Lake Tahoe weather: Snowday for Lake Tahoe Unified School District |

Lake Tahoe weather: Snowday for Lake Tahoe Unified School District

Bumper to bumper traffic plagued U.S. 50 Sunday. This picture shows the westbound congestion in midtown just west of the Upper Truckee River.
Ryan Hoffman / Tahoe Daily Tribune
DOUGLAS COUNTY MAIN BUS STOPS The corner of Tina Court and Ski Court for students living in the Tramway and Kingsbury Village area: WHS - Bus will arrive at 9:10 a.m. ZCES - Bus will arrive at 9:27 a.m. Glenbrook area will board at the entrance to Glenbrook WHS - Bus will arrive at 8:20 a.m. ZCES - Bus will arrive at 9:06 a.m. Parents are responsible for delivering students to the main bus stops in the morning and picking them up from the same stop in the afternoon.  

School is closed Monday in Lake Tahoe Unified School District and a winter storm warning remains in effect in the Greater Lake Tahoe Region until 10 a.m.

LTUSD cited a blizzard as the cause for Monday’s closure. Meanwhile buses for Douglas County School District schools at the lake are running 90 minutes later than regular. Those buses will stop only at main bus stops (see factbox).

People around Lake Tahoe are once again digging out of a heaping amount of new snow after periods of heavy snowfall and whiteout conditions Sunday, and another 1 to 3 inches of accumulation are possible Monday, according to the Nation Weather Service (NWS) in Reno.

Winds may range from 15 to 25 mph with gusts as strong as 40 mph. Ridge wind gusts could be as strong as 90 mph. That could lead to whiteout conditions, particularly on mountain passes.

“Snow showers will increase by daybreak and continue through mid-morning,” according to NWS. “Areas of blowing snow are also expected.”

Sierra-at-Tahoe reported 25 inches of new snow over 24 hours just before 6 a.m. Monday.

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