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Winter weather warning for mountain travelers

Storm arrives Tuesday and continues into Wednesday.

Posted: Dec 18, 2017 3:50 PM


The National Weather Service is forecasting snow levels may lower to around 2,000 feet in certain areas due to a storm system arriving this Tuesday and lasting into Wednesday.
Caltrans says two to seven inches of snow is forecast for mountain areas above 4,000 feet. Motorists traveling into the higher elevations should carry chains and be prepared for winter driving conditions.

Depending on the intensity of the system, truck screening may take place at Fawndale Road for Northbound Interstate 5 travelers. With limited space at chain-on stations north of Redding, Caltrans Officials say  this screening helps prevent a high influx of traffic reaching those areas that are then unable to chain. S

More winter weather driving information is available at 
http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist2/chainup/winmaint.html.

Information on chain requirements can be viewed at http://www.dot.ca.gov/cttravel/chain-controls.html.

http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist2/chainup/winmaint.html http://www.dot.ca.gov/cttravel/chain-controls.html
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Lightning-caused fires will be a concern over the next few days as thunderstorms enter the forecast. We stay warm to begin next week but cool into the 70s by Wednesday.
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