PLACERVILLE (CBS13) – Interstate 80 is back open after whiteout conditions forced Caltrans to close it Monday morning.

Many communities in the foothills – including some dustings under the 1000’ level – woke up to snow Tuesday morning after the cold storm.

Placerville, at 1867’ elevation, was a picturesque winter wonderland scene after the storm.

Diamond Springs, at 1722’ elevation, was also coated in fresh snow.

Shingle Springs, at 1421’ elevation, was cold and snowy.

Auburn, at 1227’ elevation, saw enough snow that drivers will have to clear off their cars in the morning.

A Winter Storm Warning will remain in effect for elevations above 1500’ until 4 p.m. Tuesday. About 3-7 feet of snow is expected.

Many schools and districts, including some in the foothills, have declared a snow day and canceled classes for Tuesday. Head here for a full list of the schools closed.

I-80 was closed from Applegate to the Nevada state line, but it was reopened late Tuesday morning. Chain controls remain in effect on I-80 and Highway 50.


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