An empty freeway, high winds, blowing snow captured on camera at Donner summit

High winds on Donner summit, west of Truckee, CA., whip around the snow on February 12, 2019. Heavy rain was forecast for lower altitudes, with the possibility of flash floods and debris flows near areas hit by wildfires.
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High winds on Donner summit, west of Truckee, CA., whip around the snow on February 12, 2019. Heavy rain was forecast for lower altitudes, with the possibility of flash floods and debris flows near areas hit by wildfires.

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