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Winter storm warning extended

The National Weather Service announced that a winter storm warning remains in effect from 4 p.m. this afternoon until 10 p.m. Monday in Plumas, Lassen and Sierra counties. The warning remains in effect until Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the eastern portions of those areas.

Heavy snow is expected and travel will be difficult to impossible including Monday morning during commute time. Total snow accumulations of a few feet will be possible down to 3,000 feet in western Plumas County/Lassen Park with localized amounts up to 5 feet .

Potential snow accumulations of up to 12 inches are expected at the lower elevations in eastern Plumas; with 8 to 20 inches above 5,000 feet. Two to 5 feet of snow west of Highway 395 is possible.

Significant reductions in visibility are expected. Wind gusts Friday night and early Saturday could top 50 mph in some locations, and gusty winds are predicted again Sunday into Monday. Downed trees are a possibility.

Residents are advised to check with Caltrans before traveling by calling 530-255-3452 or 800-427-7623, or check the Caltrans website. You also can simply click the button on our home page labeled “Caltrans traffic cameras” for the latest information.

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