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Posted on: January 31, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Winter storm could bring heavy snow, flooding potential this weekend


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South Lake Tahoe, CA- A Winter Storm Watch will go into effect tomorrow as the City of South Lake Tahoe gears up for another round of intense winter weather. 

Heavy snowfall is anticipated Friday night into Saturday. According to the National Weather Service, snow could total 1 foot above 6,000 feet with winds gusting over 70mph in some places. On top of all of that, another storm is expected Sunday into Monday which could pile on more snow. Drivers should anticipate delays and increased travel time throughout the weekend. Travel could be very difficult as conditions worsen and is not advised. To check road conditions in real-time, click here. Caltrans also has up to the minute information on their Facebook page. 

"The early weekend storm could start off as wet, which could bring flooding concerns to the area," said Chris Fiore, City of South Lake Tahoe Communications Manager, "We are urging the public to take this storm seriously." 

Remember, the city has two locations open for people to come get sandbags if they need them. 

  •  City Public Works Yard, 1160 Rufus Allen Blvd. 
  •  Fire Station 3, 2101 Lake Tahoe Blvd. 

You will need to fill your own bags and transport them back to your home. Please leave the shovels so that other residents may use them. Access to sandbags is available during normal business hours, Monday-Friday 7:30am-4pm. 

Plows will be out and will continue to maintain roads as needed. For complete "snow safe," information, click here. 

  •  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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