FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARYSVILLE – Sierra travel will be impacted by snow falling early Sunday and lasting throughout the day, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
The NWS has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 10 p.m. Saturday to 10 p.m. Sunday, with the heaviest snow expected mid Sunday morning into the evening. High winds Saturday night will be followed by snow moving into the Sierra Sunday morning. Mountain passes are expected to receive 4-12 inches of snow. Chain controls and additional travel time on Interstate 80 and U.S. Highway 50 should be expected.
In the Valley, rain will start Sunday morning and will be moderate at times, causing some possible travel delays, the NWS said.
Caltrans reminds drivers to winterize vehicles by ensuring tires are properly inflated and have 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 here.
Check out Caltrans' “QuickMap” for current 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).