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Posted on: November 27, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Travel concerns mount as heavy snow, holiday travel collide


South Lake Tahoe, CA- A Winter Storm Warning is still in effect for the City of South Lake Tahoe as snow removal teams work hard to keep roads clear and make this busy travel day safe for everyone. 

We have plows out across the City along with two sander trucks. Crews worked overnight to keep roads as clear as possible.

“The good news is, we had no real issues overnight, but we aren’t out of the woods just yet,” said Ray Jarvis, Public Works Director, “Snowfall is expected to slow down throughout the day, but anyone who is getting on the road today needs to give themselves extra time and be careful.”

Drivers should anticipate delays and increased travel time throughout the weekend. Travel could be very difficult as conditions worsen. To check road conditions in real-time, click here. Caltrans also has up to the minute information on their Facebook page.

“The best thing you can do if you’re traveling for the holiday is leave early, and try not to be in a hurry,” said Chris Fiore, Communications Manager, “We’re expecting more snow throughout the day and the toward the end of the weekend. It’s important to stay weather aware, especially if your plans involve travel.”

Plows are already out and will continue to maintain roads as needed. When snow conditions, snowplows have the right of way on streets, and vehicles left unattended in the streets are subject to citation and/or tow. For snow safe suggestions, click here. 

If you need immediate snow removal assistance, call one of the numbers below:

  • 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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