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REDDING – The National Weather Service is forecasting a strong winter storm to move through Northern California later this week.

Posted: Feb 27, 2018 3:51 PM

REDDING – The National Weather Service is forecasting a strong winter storm to move through Northern California later this week. Significant snow is expected in the mountains and foothills with this system, along with the possibility of some snowfall in the Redding area. Snow levels are anticipated to be between 2,000 – 4,000 feet Wednesday and Thursday, dipping to 1,000 – 2,500 feet from Thursday to Friday. Travelers are urged to use QuickMap for current road conditions and areas of chain control prior to departing for their destination.

Vehicle and truck screening are anticipated for Northbound Interstate 5 travelers at Fawndale Road, approximately ten miles north of Redding, during this storm system. Caltrans Maintenance crews will be fully staffed for winter weather travel and screening between Wednesday and Saturday.

In snow conditions, all motorists are required to carry chains. Motorists planning on traveling out of the valley should prepare for winter driving conditions and expect significant travel delays. With the possibility of snow reaching some areas of the northern valley floor, motorists are encouraged to slow down and leave themselves plenty of time for travel.

Winter weather driving information can be viewed at the District 2 Winter Maintenance and Operations webpage:

Information on chain requirements can be viewed here:

Along with QuickMap, other helpful resources include the District 2 Website and One-Stop-Shop:

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