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Northern California braces for winter weather ahead of Thanksgiving travel

Holiday travel will be impacted beginning Tuesday night as a strong weather system kicks in, bringing snow and rain.

Posted: Nov 26, 2019 7:50 AM
Updated: Nov 26, 2019 8:24 AM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Holiday travel will be impacted beginning Tuesday night as a strong weather system kicks in, bringing snow and rain.

Action News Now asked people if they're prepared when something happens while they're driving in the snow.

It has been months since we've seen a significant amount of rain in northern California, come Tuesday night that could change.


So Cal Trans is reminding people to anticipate delays if you're driving up the mountains and to slow down.


They also say if you don't absolutely need to be out on the roads then wait until the weather clears.


I spoke with people in Butte County I asked if they have ever had to use emergency tools to help escape snow.


Most said no.

"I've never used them before but we don't really go to the snow like if we were going to go snowboarding we would make basically make sure that it was going to be clear. If it wasn't then he would put the chains on," said Tomi Chaney, a woman who plans to travel for the holiday.

"I've driven in snow before I know the slow down and if I get spun out, don't slam on the brakes in the snow just tap them slow," said Dale Dunlap, a man who lives in Chico.


Cal Trans Public Information Officer Chris Woodward tells Action News Now, crews anticipate screenings Tuesday night in Shasta County - along Interstate 5 at the Fawndale Road exit.


Cal Trans advises drivers to leave early to your destination.

Action News Now reached out to a representative from the Sacramento Aiport for comment on delays due to the weather, they tell us that there aren't any major delays as of 7:30 a.m., Nov. 26 but that could change at any moment.

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