Avalanche warnings in place for Lake Tahoe back country and Crystal Bay

[South Tahoe Now]

March 16 3:00 PM update: Washoe County has issued a Stage 2 Avalanche Alert for the Crystal Bay and Third Creek area. Stage 2 Avalanche Alert Action: In a Stage 2 Avalanche alert, if you choose to evacuate, please do so now or within the next 2-4 hours.

The next and final alert is a Stage 3 Avalanche Alert.

Stage 3 Avalanche Alert Action: A Stage 3 Avalanche alert signifies a shelter-in-place alert and a warning to NOT leave your home for up to 24 hours ...

-- An avalanche warning is effect for the central Sierra Nevada from Yuba Pass on Highway 49 down to Ebbetts Pass on Highway 4, including the greater Lake Tahoe area. This high level warning applies only to backcountry areas outside of established ski area boundaries and highway corridors where ...