Fri. Jan 27th, 2023

Rain will linger throughout the day on Sunday in the Valley and snow will remain active in the Sierra after heavy snow snarled traffic, forcing roadway closures for those headed to the mountains and high winds caused power outages across Northern California. Residents in South Lake Tahoe have seen power outages, and many drivers looking to head to the Sierra were stuck in delays Sunday morning. See below for coverage of the latest road conditions and the forecast for what to expect with more rain and snow on Sunday. Here are live updates on conditions.3 p.m.: Highway 50 has reopened to traffic between Meyers and Placerville, Caltrans said.Chains are still required and traffic is moving slow.2:12 p.m.: Caltrans warns drivers of intermittent closures of Highway 50.The closures will happen between Placerville and Meyers due to vehicle spinouts and for crews to work on avalanche control on Echo Summit, Caltrans said.Drivers on Highway 50 near Ice House told KCRA 3 on Sunday afternoon they had been stopped for hours due to delays. 1:29 p.m.: Parts of Highway 50 are closed due to vehicle spinouts, according to Caltrans.The road is closed about three miles east of Placerville to about 1.5 miles west of Kyburz.There is no estimated time of reopening. 1:25 p.m.: Eastbound I-80 Gold Run rest area is closed, according to Caltrans.1:15 p.m.: The National Weather Service released a report on rain totals. Find them below.1:09 p.m.: Eastbound Highway 20 lanes are close at Nevada Street in Nevada City due to snow, according to Caltrans.Trucks are also being turned back on eastbound lanes of I-80 at Applegate and westbound lanes at Stateline. 12:35 p.m.: California Highway Patrol gives update on chain controls. Find them below:9:19 a.m.: Caltrans has reopened eastbound and westbound I-80 for passenger vehicle traffic only. Chains are required. Heading east, trucks are not allowed past Applegate. Heading west, trucks are held at the California state line.9:04 a.m.: Caltrans has reopened Highway 50. Chains are required on all vehicles except 4-wheel drive vehicles with snow tires on all 4 wheels from 3 miles east of Placerville to Meyers in El Dorado County. 8:18 a.m.: Liberty Utility outage map is reporting 18,510 customers are impacted from a large power outage that started yesterday in South Lake Tahoe. The restoration time is unknown, and times could vary based on location. According to the City of South Lake Tahoe Government, there are many downed wires throughout several neighborhoods.6:10 a.m.: Highway 50 reopens after avalanche control operations end. Sections of I-80 are still closed after whiteout conditions. Traffic on Highway 50 resumed after an earlier closure between Meyers and Echo Summit for avalanche control, according to Caltrans. Chain controls are in effect over the summit. Interstate 80 remains closed from Colfax to the Nevada state line. Click here for a look at Caltrans’ QuickMap for traffic conditions. Click here to search conditions by highway.Here is what to know about the latest rain and snow timeline. Weekend rainExpect periods of off-and-on rain throughout the day. The best time to be out may be in midday. Late afternoon and evening showers will increase, though you can’t rule out a thunderstorm. Snow in the SierraColder air has dropped snow levels in the Sierra as snow continued to fall overnight.Snow levels have dropped to 2,500 to 3,500 feet and by the afternoon the snow will taper in intensity.Click here for a look at Caltrans’ QuickMap for traffic conditions. Click here to search conditions by highway. Track real-time traffic updates here(App users, click here to see our interactive traffic map.)Track Northern California Doppler radar here(App users, click here to see our interactive radar map.)Download our app for the latestHere is where you can download our app for the latest weather alerts.Follow our KCRA weather team on social mediaChief Meteorologist Mark Finan on Facebook and TwitterMeteorologist Tamara Berg on Facebook and TwitterMeteorologist Eileen Javora on FacebookMeteorologist Dirk Verdoorn on FacebookMeteorologist/Climate Reporter Heather Waldman on Facebook and TwitterWatch our forecasts on TV or onlineHere’s where to find our latest video forecast. You can also watch a livestream of our latest newscast here. The banner on our website turns red when we’re live.We’re also streaming on the Very Local app for Roku, Apple TV or Amazon Fire TV.

Rain will linger throughout the day on Sunday in the Valley and snow will remain active in the Sierra after heavy snow snarled traffic, forcing roadway closures for those headed to the mountains and high winds caused power outages across Northern California.

Residents in South Lake Tahoe have seen power outages, and many drivers looking to head to the Sierra were stuck in delays Sunday morning.

See below for coverage of the latest road conditions and the forecast for what to expect with more rain and snow on Sunday.

Here are live updates on conditions.

3 p.m.: Highway 50 has reopened to traffic between Meyers and Placerville, Caltrans said.

Chains are still required and traffic is moving slow.

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2:12 p.m.: Caltrans warns drivers of intermittent closures of Highway 50.

The closures will happen between Placerville and Meyers due to vehicle spinouts and for crews to work on avalanche control on Echo Summit, Caltrans said.

Drivers on Highway 50 near Ice House told KCRA 3 on Sunday afternoon they had been stopped for hours due to delays.

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1:29 p.m.: Parts of Highway 50 are closed due to vehicle spinouts, according to Caltrans.

The road is closed about three miles east of Placerville to about 1.5 miles west of Kyburz.

There is no estimated time of reopening.

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1:25 p.m.: Eastbound I-80 Gold Run rest area is closed, according to Caltrans.

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1:15 p.m.: The National Weather Service released a report on rain totals. Find them below.

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1:09 p.m.: Eastbound Highway 20 lanes are close at Nevada Street in Nevada City due to snow, according to Caltrans.

Trucks are also being turned back on eastbound lanes of I-80 at Applegate and westbound lanes at Stateline.

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12:35 p.m.: California Highway Patrol gives update on chain controls. Find them below:

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9:19 a.m.: Caltrans has reopened eastbound and westbound I-80 for passenger vehicle traffic only. Chains are required. Heading east, trucks are not allowed past Applegate. Heading west, trucks are held at the California state line.

9:04 a.m.: Caltrans has reopened Highway 50. Chains are required on all vehicles except 4-wheel drive vehicles with snow tires on all 4 wheels from 3 miles east of Placerville to Meyers in El Dorado County.

8:18 a.m.: Liberty Utility outage map is reporting 18,510 customers are impacted from a large power outage that started yesterday in South Lake Tahoe. The restoration time is unknown, and times could vary based on location. According to the City of South Lake Tahoe Government, there are many downed wires throughout several neighborhoods.

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6:10 a.m.:
Highway 50 reopens after avalanche control operations end. Sections of I-80 are still closed after whiteout conditions.

Traffic on Highway 50 resumed after an earlier closure between Meyers and Echo Summit for avalanche control, according to Caltrans. Chain controls are in effect over the summit.

Interstate 80 remains closed from Colfax to the Nevada state line.

Click here for a look at Caltrans’ QuickMap for traffic conditions. Click here to search conditions by highway.

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Here is what to know about the latest rain and snow timeline.

Weekend rain

Expect periods of off-and-on rain throughout the day. The best time to be out may be in midday.

Late afternoon and evening showers will increase, though you can’t rule out a thunderstorm.

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Snow in the Sierra

Colder air has dropped snow levels in the Sierra as snow continued to fall overnight.

Snow levels have dropped to 2,500 to 3,500 feet and by the afternoon the snow will taper in intensity.

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Click here for a look at Caltrans’ QuickMap for traffic conditions. Click here to search conditions by highway.

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