Icy roads a problem for drivers in Tahoe-Truckee


Law enforcement officials in and around the Lake Tahoe Basin have been working multiple car wreaks.

A collision Monday morning on Pioneer Trail and Glenwood Avenue in South Lake Tahoe resulted in one person being taken to the hospital. A fire hydrant was sheared off, which made the roads even more icy.

Truckee officers said on Sunday night they responded to numerous reports of vehicles that slid off roadways, with several overturned.

“This was due to unsafe speeds in snowy and icy conditions. Also many drivers failed to chain their vehicles and were unprepared for driving in severe winter weather,” officials said in a statement.

The overnight snow was good for the ski resorts. Powder days have been few and far between this season.

The National Weather Service in Reno says, “Very cold temperatures will take hold of the region for the next
few days. Daytime high temperatures near will only reach near freezing and overnight lows will drop into the very low teens with some places dropping into the sub-zero range.”

— Lake Tahoe News staff report

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