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
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.
tahoetransportation.org/transit/ 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.