Snowy Conditions Bring Chain Controls to the Sierra
The unseasonable May storm has arrived in Northern California and it’s creating winter travel conditions in the Sierra Nevada mountains. With snow prevalent throughout the Tahoe area, chain controls are currently in place along Interstate 80 and Highway 50.
Current chain controls include Twin Bridges to Myers on Highway 50 and Nyack to Donner Lake on Interstate 80. Expect delays and winter driving conditions if you have to travel in the area.
ðŸ”—CHAINS: Twin Bridges to Meyers— US 50 Chains (@US50chains) May 18, 2020
ðŸ”—CHAINS: Nyack(156) to Donner Lake(180) (08:20)— Interstate 80 Tahoe (@i80chains) May 18, 2020
While the storm was only supposed to bring up to a foot of snow to the Tahoe area, it seems like that may be a low number. Snow continues to fall and the roads look like it’s the middle of December:
It appears to be winter once again in the Sierra. Current conditions on I-80 WB at the South Yuba River (around 6,000 elevation). Drive safe and slow down for the weather conditions. pic.twitter.com/WgBuUEv5gq— Caltrans District 3 (@CaltransDist3) May 18, 2020
The storm in expected to peak on Monday with thunderstorms across NorCal. We’ll continue to provide updates as it progresses.