Storm Will Bring More Snow to Sierra


Chain Controls Expected on Mountain Highways Friday, Saturday

District:  District 3 - Marysville/Sacramento
Contact: Steve Nelson
Phone: Office: (530) 741-4566  Cell: (530) 701-9459

Marysville – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Strom Advisory for hazardous driving conditions Friday and Saturday and motorists should expect delays if traveling in the Sierra.

The Winter Storm Advisory will be in effect from noon Friday until 10 a.m. Saturday due to a snow storm that is expected to drop several more inches over the mountain passes. Snow levels are expected to start at 6,000-7,000 feet elevation on Friday and drop down to 5,000 feet Saturday. Light accumulation down to 4,000 is possible.

Drivers are reminded to give space to snow plow operators as they work around the clock to clear highways. Caltrans reminds motorists to slow down and devote their full attention to what’s ahead on the road. For the safety of the traveling public and Caltrans operators, please don’t crowd the plow.  A safety video reminder can be viewed here.

Rain with this forecast is expected to be light, 0.25 inches in the Northern Sacramento Valley.

Caltrans reminds drivers to winterize vehicles by ensuring tires are properly inflated and have a good tread, and to stock vehicles with water, blankets, snacks, a flashlight and a full tank of gas before mountain travel. Further tips for safe winter driving and information about chain controls can be found at Winter Driving Tips.

Check out Caltrans' “QuickMap” for 24/7 road conditions and chain requirements at QuickMap or download the free QuickMap app on the App Store or Google Play. Motorists also can call the California Highway Information Network automated phone service at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).