Blizzard conditions this morning have forced schools in the Lake Tahoe Basin to call a snow day.
Closed for the day are:
• Lake Tahoe Unified School District
• Lake Tahoe Community College, including Child Development Center
• Douglas County schools at the lake
• Tahoe Truckee Unified School District
• Incline Village schools
• Sierra Nevada College.
Washoe County schools outside the basin are on a two-hour delay.
The heaviest snow on this Leap Day is expected through 10am. But another storm is on the heels of this one, so snow is likely to be falling through Thursday.
A winter storm warning remains in effect through noon March 1. Because strong winds are part of this system it will make driving hazardous. Expect whiteout conditions over mountain passes.
For road information, click on the state icons at the top of Lake Tahoe News’ home page. Highway 89 around Emerald Bay is closed.
According to the Sierra Avalanche Center, “A trend of increasing avalanche danger is expected to occur this afternoon through (Thursday).”
– Kathryn Reed