Travellers driving through parts of the Sierra Nevada on Sunday were treated to some unexpected June weather: Snow.
Chain controls were in effect on Sunday and overnight in Donner Pass on Interstate 80, but have since been lifted. A tweet from the National Weather Service in Sacramento said 5 inches of snow fell in Kingvale, in the Northern Sierra. Parts of Highway 50 and Lake Tahoe also received a dusting of snow.
“That’s the one thing about the Sierras – it’s unpredictable,” said Caltrans spokeswoman Deanna Shoopman. “The weather can just change at the drop of a hat.”
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Snow continued to fall into Monday morning, and though there are no chain requirements, Caltrans is advising people drive slowly in the area and be alert for ice.