Winter storm warning in effect

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning through Thursday morning, Feb. 28, at 6 a.m. in Plumas, Lassen and Sierra counties.

A series of winter storms will bring mountain snow, gusty winds and hazardous mountain travel to the region. Heavy snow accumulations expected this week in western Plumas County and Lassen Park with 3 to 5 feet expected above 4,500 feet, with 10 or more feet possible at the higher elevations. The public is warned that whiteout conditions are possible with strong, gusty winds, and that tree branches could fall.

In eastern Plumas and Sierra counties, as well as Lassen County, snow accumulations of up to 18 inches are expected west of Highway 395, with as much as 2 to 5 feet above 6,000 feet. Winds could gust as high as 65 mph, which could topple trees.

Travel could be difficult to impossible.

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.