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Update: Winter Storm Watch This Weekend

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The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the western slope of the northern Sierra Nevada, from Friday evening through late Saturday night.

Heavy snow is forecast.

The snow levels will start out between 6,000 to 7,000 feet on Friday, before dropping down to 4,000 to 5,000 feet on Saturday.

The total snow accumulations may range between eight inches to three feet. The higher you go, the more you snow.

Winds could gust as high as forty-five mph. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches.

Travel might be very difficult from delays, snow-covered roads, and chain controls.

Currently, Highway 88 Carson Pass is open with no restrictions. There are no restrictions on Highway 108 up to the closure gate at Snow Park. There are also no restrictions on Highway 4 up to the closure gate a Lake Alpine. Finally, there are no restrictions on Highway 120 up to the closure gate at Crane Flat.

Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.