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Winter storm watch in effect

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch from Sunday afternoon, Feb. 24, through Tuesday night in Plumas, Lassen and Sierra counties.

Today, light snow is expected in western Plumas County/Lassen Park ahead of Monday’s heavier snowfall. Heavy snow accumulations expected this week with 2 to 5 feet over the higher elevations. Lassen Peak could receive as much as 8 feet. The public is warned that whiteout conditions are possible with strong, gusty winds, and tree branches could fall.

In eastern Plumas and Sierra counties, as well as Lassen County, snow accumulations of 8 to 13 inches are expected above 5,000 feet, with as much as 16 to 32 inches above 6,000 feet. Winds could gust as high as 60 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 can simply click the button on our home page labeled Caltrans traffic cameras for the latest information.

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