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March 16, 2012
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Storm snarls Kingsbury, more on the way

Slushy snow and ice snarled Kingsbury Grade this morning, forcing its closure on at least two or three brief occasions.

At least two accidents were reported over the grade and several cars spun out, blocking traffic.

Douglas County Sheriff's deputies worked traffic control in order to get snowplows on station where they could clear the road. Traffic was clear both ways on Kingsbury by 10:30 a.m.

Weather watchers reported .78 inches at South Lake Tahoe with a mixture of rain and snow.

Myers reported an inch of rain over the past 24 hours. Heavenly only reported an inch of snow overnight.

Forecasters are predicting snow on the Valley floor by early Saturday morning with accumulations of up to 3 inches.

High winds from the storm are expected to continue through tonight, with a cold front hitting at about midnight. Winds of up to 50 mph are expected with a half inch of snow possible before dawn.

A winter storm warning has been issued for the Sierra Nevada. Snow levels will be down to the Valley floor through the weekend with some accumulation possible.

National Weather Service forecasters are warning motorists that slick roads and travel delays can be expected along Highway 395 through Mono County and roads leading into the Sierra.

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The Record Courier Updated Mar 16, 2012 06:53PM Published Mar 16, 2012 02:12PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.