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Winter weather advisory in effect in Tahoe region – chains required on Highway 50

Sacramento area weather: Forecast through the weekend (Nov. 15-20)

The National Weather Service is forecasting a chance of showers along the Interstate 80 corridor around mid-to-late afternoon Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. The amounts are predicted to be just enough to wet the pavement and possibly make the evening com
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The National Weather Service is forecasting a chance of showers along the Interstate 80 corridor around mid-to-late afternoon Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. The amounts are predicted to be just enough to wet the pavement and possibly make the evening com

Snow continues to fall in the Sierra Nevada, and the Lake Tahoe region is under a winter weather advisory through Sunday afternoon.

The National Weather Service advisory is in effect until 4 p.m. Sunday above 7,000 feet, or roughly the elevation of Donner Pass. NWS expects snow accumulations of 8 to 16 inches above 7,000 feet with lighter snowfall of 2 to 8 inches down to 6,500 feet.

The snow has already led to chain requirements on Highway 50. As of 1:20 p.m., chains are being required from Twin Bridges to Meyers on all vehicles except those with four-wheel drive and snow tires.

On Interstate 80, eastbound truck drivers are being screened at Applegate for chains in their possession, but no other requirements are in place.

Kevin Yamamura: 916-326-5548, @kyamamura

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