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The original item was published from 2/17/2019 11:29:48 AM to 3/18/2019 12:00:01 AM.

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Posted on: February 17, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Day and night, snow removal teams work hard to keep up with a storm that won’t quit

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South Lake Tahoe, CA- For the third weekend in a row, South Lake Tahoe is dealing with feet of snow. Through all of that, snow removal teams have not stopped working to keep roads clear and people safe.

“We owe all of our snow removal teams a huge thank you,” said Frank Rush, South Lake Tahoe City Manager, “They have worked non-stop since the first flakes fell. This city, quite literally, could not function without their hard work and dedication.”

This storm, and the ones before it this season have posed particular challenges for our Public Works Department. This much snow means our teams are working non-stop 24-hour-operations. Please remember, snow removal is a slow process and the more. Snows the more difficult that job becomes.

“We are asking for patience as this storm continues,” said Ray Jarvis, the city’s Public Works Director, “With feet of snow, and hundreds of lane miles of roads to clear, getting things to normal will take some time. Understand though, our teams are working as hard as possible to make that happen."

The Winter Storm Watch has been extended through 7:00 PM this evening. Travel is still a problem in and around the area, so avoid driving if at all possible. To check weather conditions in real time, click here. To check road conditions in real-time, click here.

The city is asking people to remove vehicles from snow removal areas. This has been a problem and continues to be a problem. Illegally parked and abandoned cars hamper snow removal efforts and are dangerous for our snow removal operators. 

If you need assistance, please call one of the numbers below. For complete snow safe information, including plowing procedures, 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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