I-80 westbound closed 80 miles beginning at CA-NV line

Published 02-05-2019

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RENO, Nev. (AP) - An 80-mile (128 kilometers) stretch of westbound Interstate 80 in the Sierra remains closed for the second day in a row from the California-Nevada line just west of Reno to Colfax, California east of Sacramento.

Chains or snow tires are required on eastbound I-80 and all mountain passes around Lake Tahoe where more than 3 feet (91 centimeters) of snow has fallen in the past 24 hours and a winter storm warning remains in effect until 4 p.m. Tuesday.

More than 6 feet (1.8 meters) of snow has been reported at the top of some area ski resorts since the storm began Saturday, with more than 7 feet (2.1 meters) at Kirkwood south of Tahoe.

Government offices in Reno-Sparks and Carson City opened two hours late due to the weather and classes at area schools were either delayed or canceled.

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