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Update: Tuesday Traffic Issues, School Cancelations And Power Outages

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Update at 11:25am: Continue to travel with caution today, especially in the higher elevations.

Thankfully many of the earlier traffic hazards, and spinouts, in the Mother Lode, have now been cleared. However, the CHP reports that there is a hard closure on Highway 26 in Calaveras County near Ridge Road in the Glencoe area due to weather-related impacts. The hope is to reopen the highway at around 4pm.

Also note, the Tuolumne County Public Health Department reports that today’s COVID vaccine clinic planned at Black Oak Casino is canceled.

Original story posted at 6:20am: Sonora, CA — Snow is falling in the Sierra, and there is a mix of snow and rain in the foothills.

Click here to view the latest warnings and advisories from the National Weather Service.

There are numerous schools either closed or delayed in the Mother Lode. Click here to view the school information page. Make sure to refresh it throughout the morning as new details come into the news center.

There are 692 PG&E customers above Long Barn without power (stretching near Pinecrest), nearly 400 in the Twain Harte area, and there are a couple hundred near Arnold. It is unclear when the outages will be restored.

Travel with caution this morning. There have been numerous traffic hazards on Tuolumne Road this morning, including some vehicles getting stuck without chains. There is also roadway flooding reported on Highway 49 in Calaveras County near the fairgrounds outside of Angels Camp.