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Some Sierra Spots Report More Than 2 Feet Of Snow Over Past 24 Hours

BLUE CANYON (CBS13) — While the storm has trailed off and the sun is now shining in many parts of the valley Monday morning, the Sierra is continuing to be hit with snow.

Impressive snow totals are already being reported in many spots.

Heavy snow is being reported in the Sierra! Here are some early measurements, with already over 2 feet up at Sierra pass...

Posted by US National Weather Service Sacramento California on Monday, October 25, 2021

According to the National Weather Service, Donner Pass and Soda Springs have seen 29" of snow over the past 24 hours as of Monday. The Sierra Snow Lab has also seen 27" of snow in that same time.

Interstate 80 was closed for a time. Chain controls are in effect on westbound lanes from Truckee to Rainbow. Highway 50 was also closed due to a rockslide near Echo Summit but is now back open with chain controls from Meyers to about the 4,500' elevation mark.

Highway 88 at Carson Spur is closed for avalanche control and no estimated time of reopening has been given yet. There are also chain controls from Kirkwood to Pickett's.

Highway 89 has chain controls in effect from Picketts Junction in Alpine County to 2.7 miles south of the Highway 50 Junction. Further, chains are also required from Bliss State Park to Sugar Pine State Park and from Truckee to Sattley.

No controls are in effect for Highway 20 at this time.

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