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Posted on: January 23, 2017

[ARCHIVED] City Administrative Offices Closed Today

Due to severe weather and hazardous driving conditions, City Administrative offices are closed today, Monday, January 23rd and anticipate reopening at 8am on Tuesday, January 24th.


Lake Tahoe Unified School District are closed today.


Tahoe Transportation District (TTD) has announced their buses in South Lake Tahoe will be on limited operations Monday, January 23. Check the TTD website at www. or check the Tahoe Transportation District Facebook page for service levels and updates.


Road travel disruptions are high as City, County and Caltrans snow removal operations continue. 


The City of South Lake Tahoe has 259 lane miles of roadways. Snow removal crews will continue their 12 hour rotational shifts; thus providing snow removal efforts 24/7.


Snow Removal for Safety
“Snow Safe” suggestions when snow conditions exist:

·         City snow plows are deployed when  an average of three (3) inches of snow have fallen (accumulated) on the ground city wide. When snow conditions, snow plows have the right of way on streets and vehicles left unattended in the streets are subject to citation and/or tow. The best policy is to keep your vehicle(s) parked off the streets at all times.

·         Cars subject to citation and/or tow are those parked in the street right-of-way. The City right-of-way extends beyond the edge of the pavement to the property line, generally 5 to 10 feet beyond the edge of the pavement.

·         The primary purpose of snow removal is to clear snow from streets for emergency vehicles, school buses, hospital entry, refuse trucks and all vehicle traffic. 

·         The City is asking that you keep all trash containers behind the berm, on your property. Improper placement of trash containers can result in damaged containers and/or snow removal equipment. This affects the level of service we are able to provide to the community.

·         When shoveling snow from your driveway, shovel to the right as you face the street. This way, the plow will move the snow further down the road, rather than move the shoveled snow back into your driveway.

·         Child Safety-please keep children indoors while snow removal operations are underway.

·         Pedestrian Safety-Don't watch snow removal operations from the edge of the road.

·         Back Off - Keep a safe distance (40 feet) when driving/standing behind snow removal equipment.

·         Slow Down! - The maximum speed when chain controls are in effect is 25 mph.


The City of South Lake Tahoe's snow removal phone line is (530) 542-6030. 
For County residents, the snow removal phone number is (530) 573-3180.

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