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Posted on: February 13, 2019

[ARCHIVED] SLTFR responds to snow related gas leak, flooding still a concern with this storm

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South Lake Tahoe, CA- A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until tomorrow at 10:00 PM. Once again, city crews are working to keep roads clear and safe to travel on. Though this storm, with its rain and snow mix, makes travel even more treacherous.

This storm has already dumped heavy rain, and we can expect heavy snow later today into tomorrow. Rain on top of snow brings about the potential for flooding, especially in areas prone to it. 

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

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

The recent snow is also creating other issues. South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue crews responded to reports of a gas leak this morning, the second leak in 24 hours. The cause, snow piled on top of the meters. This is normal during a storm like this, but entirely preventable.

“This is an easy thing to do, and something people often forget,” said Jeff Meston, Fire Chief, “A build-up of snow and ice puts additional pressure on the meter and can cause leaks inside your home. It’s a situation that could turn dangerous very quickly.”

You should use a broom, snow brush, or your hands to remove snow and ice from your gas meter. Don’t ever strike your gas meter to remove ice and snow.

To check weather conditions in real time, click here. Drivers should anticipate delays and increased travel time throughout the week. Travel is not advised as conditions get worse. To check road conditions in real-time, click here. For snow safe suggestions, click here.

Plows are out in all zones right now.

  • 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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