Vehicles make their way down the Mount Rose Highway near Reno, Nev. One of the strongest in a series of winter storms pummeled the Sierra Nevada with another 3 feet of snow last Tuesday, triggering an avalanche that buried a highway near Lake Tahoe in 20 feet of snow.
Vehicles make their way down the Mount Rose Highway near Reno, Nev. One of the strongest in a series of winter storms pummeled the Sierra Nevada with another 3 feet of snow last Tuesday, triggering an avalanche that buried a highway near Lake Tahoe in 20 feet of snow. Jason Bean The Associated Press
Vehicles make their way down the Mount Rose Highway near Reno, Nev. One of the strongest in a series of winter storms pummeled the Sierra Nevada with another 3 feet of snow last Tuesday, triggering an avalanche that buried a highway near Lake Tahoe in 20 feet of snow. Jason Bean The Associated Press
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Erika D. Smith

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Siren song of Sierra is too much for California roads

February 25, 2017 07:30 AM

UPDATED February 25, 2017 07:30 AM

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Erika D. Smith joined The Sacramento Bee in May 2015 after spending most of her career in the nebulous Midwest. She previously worked for The Indianapolis Star in Indiana, where, as metro columnist, she covered issues related to neighborhoods, community development, public safety and diversity. She also worked for five years at the Akron Beacon Journal in Ohio. She is a native of Cleveland.

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