Lake Tahoe region buried in snow, fuel & supply shipments cut off as new storm hits


Heavy snowfall leads to delays and shortages in the Tahoe area

Tahoe City, Calif. – Tahoe is buried in snow with nearly 100 inches of new snowfall in the area over the past seven days. Placer County road crews and emergency personnel are working hard to clear snow and respond to calls for help.

Please be aware that many roads may remain single lane in width with snow barriers along the roads potentially obstructing traffic visibility. Residential roofs are covered in snow and most parts of the descending country are under avalanche warning.

Food and fuel

If you choose to visit the North Tahoe area, please be patient. The area has been cut off from supply shipments for several days, which means fuel is low and grocery supplies are limited. Visitors are advised to bring their own emergency supplies and extra fuel to ensure they are prepared for the worst case scenario

Please be nice to others on the road. Understand that your trip will take much longer than usual. We have several emergency vehicles working overtime to remove snow and clear the roads but the amount of snow accumulated is large and delays are possible. Road crews, first responders, and others have worked tirelessly to keep everyone in the area safe, and more snowfall is expected in the coming week.

Winter storm warning

Another snow storm is expected this weekend, so expect more travel delays and possible road and regional road closures. Please be sure to visit our ReadyPlacer dashboard for the latest road conditions and weather advice.

the National Weather Service forecast It gets an additional 4 feet of snow over 7,000 feet with winds around 100 mph. Donner Peak sits at just over 7,000 feet and travel would be perilous, if not impossible. A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect the entire weekend.


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