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May Snow Blankets Sierra Nevada

Pinecrest, CA — Wet weather will be the trend over the next several days, and snowplows have been busy this morning in areas as low as Long Barn and Cottage Springs.

The photo included in the story was taken short time ago this morning at Pinecrest Lake by community news partner Mark Croghan. You can also click the video box to also see what the road conditions are like near Strawberry.

As of 9:45am, chains or snow tires were required on Highway 108 starting in Long Barn and on Highway 4 at Cottage Springs.

Highway 108 Sonora Pass, Highway 4 Ebbetts Pass and Highway 120 Tioga Pass remain closed for the winter season, with no current estimated opening dates. Officials traditionally aim to open the passes ahead of Memorial Day weekend.

A Winter Storm Warning is currently in effect for the Sierra Nevada region, and you can click here to read the latest information from the National Weather Service.