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Parts of I-80 Remain Closed as Snowstorm Sweeps Through Sierra Nevada

Parts of the I-80 highway in northern California were closed on Saturday, January 14, as a snowstorm swept through the Sierra Nevada mountains.

The National Weather Service forecasted snowfall rates of 2-3 inches per hour possible for Saturday afternoon. Heavy snow with additional accumulations of 8 to 18 inches was expected for the Greater Lake Tahoe area, until 10 am on Tuesday.

Footage by the Californian Department of Transport shows blowing snow and traffic on the I-80 at Donner Summit. The state police said the highway was closed on the westbound side at the Nevada Stateline and on the eastbound at Colfax. Credit: California Department of Transportation via Storyful

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