We are beginning to sound like a broken record, but the National Weather Service announced that a winter storm warning will be in effect from tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 12, through late Wednesday night in Plumas, Lassen and Sierra counties.
Heavy snow is expected and travel will be difficult to impossible. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 8 inches in the valleys and 2 to 4 feet over the higher elevations in western Plumas County/Lassen Park are expected. The public is warned that whiteout conditions are possible and tree branches could fall.
In eastern Plumas County the warning extends until 4 a.m. Thursday above 5,000 feet. Potential snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches are expected above 5,000 feet, with accumulations of 2 to 5 inches below 5,000 feet. As much as 12 to 30 inches west of Highway 395 is possible. Significant reductions in visibility are expected. Strong winds are also expected, which could topple trees.
Residents are advised to check with Caltrans before traveling by calling 530-255-3452 or 800-427-7623 or check the Caltrans website. You can simply click the button on our home page labeled Caltrans traffic cameras for the latest information.