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Winter weather conditions expected Memorial Day weekend

The California Department of Transportation   is advising motorists traveling the Donner and Echo Summits  that winter weather with the potential for snow is projected starting   Friday, May 25.

This weekend, Caltrans urges motorists traveling over the Interstate 80 (I-80) and U.S. Highway 50 (US 50) corridors that chain controls may be in effect due to ice and snow at the summits. Motorists should plan ahead for adverse driving conditions by packing provisions, ensuring the vehicle is in good working order with proper tire tread and to carry chains.

Travelers can check up-to-minute chain control information by logging onto:<http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist3/departments/mtce/chaincontrlmp.htm>

Most traffic interfering work will be suspended for the holiday weekend. However, motorists can expect all lanes on I-80 from Highway 20 to Cisco Grove to be narrowed to 11-feet. There are no scheduled lane restrictions on US 50.

Caltrans urges all motorists to use caution in this area and to “Slow for the Cone Zone.”

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