A large snowstorm in the Sierras has shut down a series of roadways, including Interstate 80, for an undetermined amount of time.
As of 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 28th, the following roadways remained closed due to winter weather with no estimated time of reopening:
I-80 from Colfax to the Nevada state line. There are downed trees and power lines across the route, making reopening more complicated.
-State Route 20 between Nevada City and the I-80 junction
-State Route 89 from Harper’s Grade to Emerald Bay
-State Route 89 from Sierraville to Sattley
-State Route 49 from Marysville Road to Sattley
-State Route 70 from Jarbo Gap to Greenville Wye. This closure is due to a mudslide.
-State Route 174 from Memorial Park to Brunswick Road
Chains or snow tires are required on roads that are currently open. Check out the latest road conditions here.
“Our maintenance crews are working hard to clear snow and add additional lane width on I-80 so we can reopen,” Caltrans District 3 said on Twitter Tuesday morning. “Right now the road is too narrow in some areas, which means emergency personnel can’t get through if there is a collision.”
A winter weather advisory is in effect for the Tahoe area until 10 p.m. on Wednesday.
Light snow showers are sweeping across the Sierra & western NV. Any moisture on the roadways will likely freeze, so slow down⚠ Check the roads before you go. The AM commute will likely be icy & slick. https://t.co/ZUXD7f0Hj4— NWS Reno (@NWSReno) December 28, 2021
Forecast details – https://t.co/BGPbLYPy7N pic.twitter.com/Sa3fm2cjMI