SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Forecasters say a storm stretching from California to Montana could as drop as much as 6 feet of snow on high elevations of the Sierra Nevada, a prediction that's down from an original forecast of 8 feet.
Winds gusting in excess of 100 mph over ridgetops are likely to create whiteout conditions on Tuesday.
Nearly 2 feet of snow fell at several Lake Tahoe area ski resorts Monday night and early Tuesday and a winter storm warning was in effect for the Tahoe area through Thursday morning.
Lake Tahoe officials urged residents to clear roofs of snow and ice after falling ice ruptured a natural gas line and injured a child. Officials say the child was treated last weekend at a hospital for a leg injury after a 150-pound icicle nearly crushed him.
The National Weather Service says travel could be very difficult to impossible Tuesday night and Wednesday morning with snowfall rates of up to 3 inches per hour.