Northern California Interstate Reopens to Essential Travel

Persistent snow caused dangerous conditions in Northern California’s Placer County on Wednesday, December 29, as officials warned motorists to stay off the roads.

Video taken on Wednesday morning by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office shows Interstate 80, which had been reopened for essential travel after snow forced a partial closure three days prior.

The sheriff’s office asked motorists to only drive if travel was essential. “Please give @CaltransDist3 crews the time and space they need to continue clearing out the roads. Another heavy snowstorm expected today,” officials wrote.

The UC Berkeley Central Sierra Snow Lab measured a total of 210 inches of snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains in December so far. Credit: Placer Sheriff via Storyful

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