Storms dumps 2 ft. of snow in the Sierra

TAHOE (KRON) — This week’s storm has dumped nearly two feet of snow in the Sierra Nevada overnight Wednesday.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the Sierra until late Thursday afternoon due to an overnight storm.

I-80 heading into and out of the Sierra was closed overnight due to a high number of spinouts. It was reopened around 7 a.m.

Marcie Bradley from Northstar said she recorded 21 inches of snow Thursday, but thinks it’s up to 24 inches because the snow is still coming down.

Northstar is busy with families thanks to schools giving the week off for what’s called “Ski Week.”

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow and strong winds are expected or are occurring. It means that travel can be very hazardous or impossible.

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