|(530) 582-4027||Truckee, California||(530) 386-7528|
(TRUCKEE, CA) The most major winter storm of the 2014-2015 season slammed into the Sierras starting Friday, February 27, and dumped up to 3 feet of fresh powder on the higher homes and ski areas. Skiers and snow boarders are totally psyched!
Interstate 80 was under chain control over Donner Summit early Friday evening, and by late night, chains were required on two-wheel drive vehicles all the way to the Nevada state line. At one point east bound traffic was stopped due to icy conditions and multiple spin-outs. Tahoe Donner Dude reported that roads in his neighborhood were slippery and icy, and that snow plows were out in full force on Northwoods Blvd.
"Driveway snow blowers were in operation by about 3:00am, helping homeowners get to the ski hills early," said The Dude, "it snowed hard all night up here!" Dependable Snow Removal blowers and shovelers were also out working by 3:00am in Tahoe Donner, Squaw Valley, and Alpine Meadows. Upper Squaw Valley homes got over two feet of new snow in some places.
Downtown Doug reported heavy snow Friday night and Saturday at Mountain Hardware, and as usual, they sold a lot of chains, ice-melt, and winter clothes! "We had to order more sleds too!" said Doug in a telephone interview, "...the kids were hitting the hills pretty hard!" Mountain Hardware rocks winter!!!
The Auburn Kid reported snow as low as Grass Valley in the foothills. "I thought I was in Boston," laughed The Kid from his Gold-Country headquarters, "I would have put chains on if I had 'em!" My sister and mom reported snow in the hills above Santa Rosa in the Bay Area and my brother even witnessed snow in the mountains of Santa Barbara... WOW!!!
The major snowfall in the Sierras ended late Saturday night and the driveway snowblowers were back out Sunday morning in most areas. March 1st saw Truckee completely white! With so little snow so far this season, this late February snow was much needed in Truckee and Lake Tahoe, and hopefully will be followed by more snow in March... however, the rest of the week looks clear, with a possible new system hitting the area the middle of next week. DependableSnowRemoval.com will, as always, keep you updated! BE SAFE OUT THERE EVERYBODY!!!
[IN THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA & SIERRA NEVADA] THERE IS A DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 MI EAST OF NYACK (PLACER CO) TO THE PLACER/NEVADA CO LINE - MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO DRIVE WITH CAUTION CAPITAL CITY FREEWAY THE SOUTHBOUND CONNECTOR TO WESTBOUND US 50 /IN SACRAMENTO/ (SACRAMENTO CO) IS CLOSED FROM 2300 HRS EACH NIGHT TO 0500 HRS EACH MORNING SUNDAY THRU FRIDAY THRU 5/29/15 - DUE TO CONSTRUCTION - A DETOUR IS AVAILABLE
|Alpine Meadows||6.5 ft|
|Squaw Valley||6.5 ft|
|Sugar Bowl||7.5 ft|
|Soda Springs||7 ft|
|Alpine Meadows||7.5 ft|
|Squaw Valley||6.5 ft|
|Sugar Bowl||12 ft|
|Soda Springs||10 ft|