Caltrans warns of dangerous driving conditions late Wednesday through Sunday

The National Weather Service is forecasting significant rain and snow for the Northern California area starting late Wednesday, Nov. 30 and lasting through Sunday, Dec. 4. Snow levels are currently forecasted to drop to 1,000-2,500 feet locally over the weekend.

Caltrans is advising motorists to plan for chain controls in higher elevations and are advised to check weather and roadway conditions prior to and during breaks in travel. Travelers are also reminded to slow down and drive carefully during inclement weather and allot extra time for delays, slow travel, and possible highway impacts.

Updated highway conditions are available 24/7 via QuickMap. Motorists can use QuickMap by free app for smartphones and can now opt-in for push notifications for highway closures and areas of chain control as travelers approach these areas. Other resources include One-Stop-Shop (roadway conditions for Western U.S.) or through the Caltrans Highway Information Network at 1-800-427-7623. Motorists can also follow Caltrans District 2 on our Twitter and Facebook pages for important traffic updates. Plumas News also has a convenient link on its home page.