TRUCKEE (AP) — The National Weather Service has forecast heavy snow in the Lake Tahoe area with a high avalanche danger until Tuesday in an area of the Sierra Nevada from Yuba Pass to Ebbetts Pass.
Forecasters say the winter storm could drop up to 5 feet of snow in some areas above 7,500 feet.READ MORE: Climate Insurance? California Department Of Insurance Releases Report to Re-Imagine Insurance
Lower elevations could see between 8 and 24 inches of snow.
The NWS is advising motorists to avoid travel in the area through Tuesday.READ MORE: Report: California Not Enforcing Its Vaccine Mandate On State Workers
Moderate to heavy rain along with snow melt below 7,000 feet is expected to swell rivers and streams and increase the chance of flooding.MORE NEWS: Man, 23, Accused Of Breaking San Joaquin County Courthouse Windows
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