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Storm Traffic: Interstate 80 down to 1 lane, Highway 50 closed after multiple spinouts

Traffic is being held at Meyers for westbound Highway 50 traffic and at Sly Park for drivers heading eastbound due to multiple spinouts.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Weather conditions are making for difficult driving conditions, with traffic moving slowly with chain controls along Interstate 80 and Highway 50.

Several Sierra ski and snowboarding resorts announced closures just as fresh powder hit the mountains. This comes as the nation responds to the coronavirus pandemic, exercising caution by limiting large group gatherings to prevent spread. 

Winter storm warnings were posted Monday for the mountains of California, where the storm is expected later in the day from 5 p.m. Monday to 11 a.m. Tuesday. Snow levels are dropping to around 2,000 - 4,000 feet elevations through Tuesday. Heavy snow is expected to continue to cause slippery roads and possible road closures

Heavy rain led to as much as a quarter to half inch of water accumulation by 9 a.m. Monday, March 16, across the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys. Along with the rain came snow accumulations of around 1 - 3 feet for many Sierra mountain passes.

RELATED: Sierra resorts suspending activity

Here are the latest road conditions

Interstate 80: Chain controls in effect. Traffic is down to one lane on Interstate 80 over Donner Summit.  

Highway 50: Chains controls in effect. Traffic is being held at Meyers for westbound Highway 50 traffic and at Sly Park for drivers heading eastbound due to multiple spinouts. There is no estimated time for reopening.

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