9 New Inches Of Snow In Sierra Around Lake Tahoe
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Chains or snow tires are required on a stretch of U.S. Interstate 80 and all the major Sierra highway passes after an unseasonably cold storm with powerful winds dumped up to 9 inches of snow on the tops of the mountains around Lake Tahoe.
The National Weather Service reported 9 inches of new snow Monday morning at Tahoma, California on Tahoe's west shore. Eight inches was reported at Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley near Tahoe City, California.
A half-foot of new snow fell overnight at Mount Rose on the southwest edge of Reno.
The California Highway Patrol says chains or snow tires are required on about a 30-mile stretch of I-80 from the Donner Lake interchange just west of Truckee, California to the Kingvale exit in Placer County.