NorCal is Covered in Snow! Here’s a Look at the Mountain Roadways

The snow started falling hard on Monday night in Northern California and hasn’t let up! Following a November 1st storm that kicked off winter in the region, this second storm is coming in hot, bringing up to 60 inches of snow to high elevation regions.

We are still waiting on early snow reports, but early indications show at least a foot of new snow in all of the high-elevation areas of NorCal. With the snow continuing to fall, the roadways are very difficult to navigate right now. Chain controls are currently mandatory on both Tahoe and Mammoth roadways, and closures are very possible later today.

Here’s a quick look at the roadways as of 10:30 am on Tuesday:


Highway 80 – Donner Summit
Highway 89 – Olympic Valley
Highway 50 – Meyers/South Lake Tahoe
Highway 50 – Sierra-at-Tahoe

Mount Shasta

Interstate 5 – Mount Shasta
Highway 89 – Snowman’s Hill


Highway 395 – Mammoth Lakes
Highway 395 – June Lake


Highway 44 – Lassen Park Entrance
Highway 89 – Chester/Lake Almanor
Highway 44 – Shingletown

From the looks of it, you should probably avoid any mountain travel at this time.

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