Storm lifts, predicted to move on today

A storm that closed Interstate 80 for a time has lifted. A winter storm warning lifted early this morning as the clouds parted and the sun showed through.

Road controls remain in effect on the three main routes across the Sierra, including Interstate 80, Highway 50 and Highway 88. Chains or four-wheel drive are being required on all three.

Chains or snow tires are being required on Lake Tahoe highways including Highway 50 and Kingsbury Grade. Highway 395 is clear through from Holbrook Junction north to Carson City, on Highway 208 all the way to Yerington.

Warming temperatures will make travel tricky where the roads haven't been plowed.

Sierra snow levels increased dramatically during the storm, with Incline Village reporting nearly 20 inches of new snow. Mount Rose Ski Area reported 20-26 inches of new snow, Heavenly Ski Resort reported 12-20 inches of new snow. Snow telemetry at Ebbetts Pass recorded a 16-inch increase in the snow depth since Friday. Fish Spring received .43 inches of moisture in the storm. Most of Carson Valley only received a few inches of new snow.

Today's forecast is for a 50 percent chance of scattered rain or snow showers with a high temperature of 40. The wind will pick up today to 15 mph with gusts of up to 25 mph. Lows will remain below freezing for the rest of the week.


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