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Posted on: January 18, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Winter storm could create travel problems this weekend


South Lake Tahoe, CA- Another approaching winter storm has the potential to create travel issues over the holiday weekend. The National Weather Service says the storm has the potential to impact South Lake Tahoe Sunday morning into Monday. With the holiday weekend already here, the city is urging drivers to be cautious and make smart decisions before you get on the road. For the latest on weather conditions, click here

CalTrans issuing a warning tonight saying, "Motorists should anticipate delays and longer travel time due to increased holiday traffic and inclement weather conditions. Chain controls on Interstate 80 over Donner Summit, on U.S. Highway 50 over Echo Summit and on other Sierra mountain roadways should be anticipated Sunday through Monday. Caltrans permitted and trained chain installers on I-80 can be identified by a reflective sign with their bib number. Chain installers are not permitted to sell chains. Motorists must carry chains or other legally approved traction devices." For CalTrans's complete update, click here. 

Snow could move to lake level as early as Sunday afternoon and drivers should anticipate delays and increased travel time as a result. To check road conditions in real-time, click here. The city encourages anyone who gets out on the road this weekend to drive smart and drive safe. 

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