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Northern California just got hit with snow. In June.

Caltrans warns of possible icy roads as wintry conditions maintain Sierra grip

Snow continued to hit the Sierra on Monday, June 12, 2017, and Dave Wood, Caltrans' Donner Pass superintendent warned that roads could get icy in the cold and wet conditions.
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Snow continued to hit the Sierra on Monday, June 12, 2017, and Dave Wood, Caltrans' Donner Pass superintendent warned that roads could get icy in the cold and wet conditions.

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.”

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.

Alexandra Yoon-Hendricks: 916-321-1418, @ayoonhendricks

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