City of South Lake Tahoe is Experiencing Tier 4 Storm Today

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 10, 2017 / comments

The City of South Lake Tahoe is experiencing a Tier 4 storm today, which is the highest level storm. City snow removal crews are out in force removing snow throughout the City. The focus at this time is removing snow on primary arterial and collector roadways such as;

Pioneer Trail
Al Tahoe Blvd.
Tahoe Keys Blvd.
Venice Drive
Sierra Blvd.
Ski Run Blvd

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), “a Blizzard Warning has been issued for the Sierra through Wednesday morning. Dangerous and potentially life threatening blizzard conditions are possible in the Sierra Mountains. 

Multiple feet of snowfall are expected. Strong winds will produce zero visibility in whiteout conditions along with high drifting snow. Do not attempt to travel as first responders may not be able to rescue you. Travel may already be impossible with several road closures due to heavy snow already being reported. Even a short walk could be deadly if you become disoriented. Avalanche danger will remain high through this storm. Stay home, stay safe!

City snow removal crews will try to get to residential neighborhoods after removing snow on primary arterial and collector roadways.  We ask for the community’s patience as it may be sometime before we are able to remove snow in the residential neighborhoods and it may be a single lane plow.

The City of South Lake Tahoe has 259 lane miles of roadways. The larger the snow event, the deeper the berms will be. The community is being advised to expect berms during snow removal during this Tier 4 snow event.

Residents are advised to stay off the roadways if at all possible throughout today and tomorrow. Let’s be prepared, #StayHomeStaySafe during the storm.