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Low Snow Creates Hazards

Sonora, CA — With snow levels dipping low this evening in the Mother Lode, it has resulted in traffic hazards and power outages.

The CHP reports that Tuolumne Road has been a traffic nightmare with several vehicles getting stuck. It is an area to avoid if possible. Twain Harte grade has also been a problem area. In addition, there have been power outages reported in both Tuolumne and Calaveras Counties. PG&E reports that 4,412 customers are without electricity in a region stretching from Phoenix Lake over to Soulsbyville, and even into parts of Tuolumne. There is also an outage impacting 102 customers near Confidence. You can call 1-800 PGE 5000 to report an outage, or to try to get information on a specific neighborhood.

Several schools will be starting late on Thursday morning. The school delays page on myMotherLode.com will be updated as new information comes into the news center.