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Cal Trans Has Prep Talk For Snowy Sierra Drivers

It’s going to be an even whiter Christmas for Sierra travellers. And Cal Trans Public Information Officer Raquel Borrayo says the timing of these series of systems, and their strength, could prompt some people to change their plans or leave earlier than originally intended…

click to listen to Raquel Borrayo

Elevations above five-thousand feet will get most of the snow over the next few days. But the snow level could drop as low as Grass Valley and Nevada City by Christmas Eve and Christmas morning. So Borrayo says to keep a close eye on the forecasts for the “least worst time” to hit the road. And before you do that, the top priority is always making sure you have proper traction devices, such as chains, especially if you don’t have four-wheel drive capabilities…

click to listen to Raquel Borrayo

Borrayo also urges motorists to check out Caltrans’ “QuickMap” for current road conditions and chain requirements.

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