First Big Mountain Snow

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(Reno, NV)
Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Over the past 36 hours as much as 20 inches of snow has fallen on parts of the northern Sierra.  Both routes 50 and 80 are snow covered and under chain restrictions, and traffic is moving slowly.  According to Shelly Chernicki of Cal Trans, snow plows are on the job and no accidents have been reported.


I know we’ve had to hold traffic a couple of times for vehicles that have spun out … but no actual accidents.


Sugar Bowl’s Greg Murtha says the resort got 18 inches of much needed new snow.


So the mountain is looking in good shape … we hope to be opening the top of the mountain this weekend.


Currently, only one run is open at Sugar Bowl, and all regional resorts report thin snow cover.  According to the National Weather Service, no more snow is in the immediate forecast.


Brian Bahouth KXJZ News.