Over 5 hours from Homewood to SF

Latest March 6, 8 am. As of Monday morning, I-80 has reopened in the Sierra. Chains are required and vehicles are screened east and west.

March 5, 11 am Anyone looking to return to the Bay Area from Tahoe will have a very long drive Sunday, and local officials are asking people to delay their journey if possible.

As of Sunday afternoon, Interstate 80 is closed in both directions from the Nevada state line to Colfax, and State Route 267 is closed from Northstar to Kings Beach. It slows down on Highway 50, the only major road open around Lake Tahoe. Before 1 p.m., drivers take more than 5.5 hours to drive from Homewood to San Francisco; On a clear day, that run usually takes three hours.

“The roads in Truckee are very dangerous!” the CHP’s Truckee Division wrote on Twitter. “The trip was very uninspiring!”

According to Caltrans District 3Donner Pass has received over 30 inches of snow in the last 24 hours.

This winter storm is expected to last through Monday morning, with impacts “lasting” as it travels across the Sierra Nevada into early next week. National Weather Service a Winter Storm Warning Valid till 4am on Monday. “Blowing and drifting snow may bring zero visibility at times and quick diversions if attempting to travel,” the weather service’s Reno office said. Six to 12 inches of snow is expected on Sunday alone.

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“Additional snow loading on top of very deep snowfall can create unusual hazards including, but not limited to: structural instabilities, roofs, fire hydrant access issues, delayed first responders and shelter in place orders,” the weather service wrote in its storm. warning

No reopening times for any closed trails around the Sierra are estimated due to future snowfall. Motorists should check Caltrans site Before trying to get out.

New snowfall includes ski runs at Palisades Tahoe Ski Resort in California’s Olympic Valley on March 1.

Blake Kessler/Palisades Tahoe via AP

The Tahoe Basin was hit earlier this week by a major snowstorm that saw near-record amounts of snow, forcing the closure of every ski resort in the area, as well as every road in the area. The blizzard saw two fatalities. A skier died Wednesday at Heavenly Mountain Resort in South Lake Tahoe after a blizzard dropped 42 inches of snow in the area, while a Placer County woman died after her home’s snow porch collapsed and she was buried under several feet of snow.

Snow covers the trees on Sonora Avenue in South Lake Tahoe, California, on March 1.

Snow covers the trees on Sonora Avenue in South Lake Tahoe, California, on March 1.

By Salku Bismuth/San Francisco Chronicle AP

SFGATE reporters Fiona Lee and Gabe Lehman contributed to this report.

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