Massive snowfall for Sierra Nevada region with more to come


Important Takeaways:

  • Incredible drone footage shows huge backlog of trucks and cars stuck in raging blizzard in California – after 12 in of snow fell on Golden State… with MORE set to come
  • A huge backlog of trucks and cars stranded in the California snow has been caught on dramatic drone footage as a winter storm blitzes the state for a fifth day.
  • Northern regions of the Golden State were blanketed with 12 inches of snow over the weekend, prompting officials to warn residents not to travel – and forecasters have warned that another whitewash is on the way.
  • The powerful blizzard closed highways and ski resorts in California and Nevada after the storm system moved over the west coast Thursday last week.
  • A 70-mile stretch of Interstate 80 to the west and north of Lake Tahoe were still shut down late Sunday, with no estimate for reopening, the California Highway Patrol said.
  • The CHP office in South Lake Tahoe warned motorists that tire chains for improved traction are required on routes through the mountains, where more than 7 feet (2.1 meters) of snow fell over the weekend.
  • The multiday storm caused traffic backups and closures on I-80 and many other roadways, shut down ski resorts for two days, and left thousands of homes and businesses without power.
  • By Sunday night, Pacific Gas & Electric had restored electricity to all but about 4,400 Northern California customers, while NV Energy had reduced its outages to roughly 1,000 homes and businesses across the state line in Nevada

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