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Winter Weather Hits Mother Lode

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Winter´s finally here.

Folks throughout the sierra region awoke to slick roads, snow flurries and cold temperatures — a dramatic change from the 80 degree temperatures of three days ago.

Snow has closed all the Mother Lode mountain passes this afternoon.

Highway 108 is closed at Kennedy Meadows. with chains required at Strawberry. Tioga Pass Highway 120 through Yosemite National Park is closed due to snow and Highway 4 in Calaveras County closed at the Mt. Reba turnoff with chains required at Arnold. Highway 88 in Amador County is open, but with lots of delays. Chains required at Ham´s Station.

The weather is being blamed for an accident on Interstate 80 involving 10 big rigs near Truckee early this morning.