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Update: Sierra Nevada Winter Storm Warning

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The Winter Storm Warning issued for the Sierra Nevada, will remain in effect until 4 PM Thursday.

Snow showers have been occurring and heavy snow is expected at times. Plan on slippery roads and difficult travel conditions over the higher passes.

The snow levels start at the 6,000 foot elevation. Additional snow accumulations above 7500 feet, will range from one inch to one foot.

Motorists should expect travel difficulties including snow covered roads, possible road closures, hazardous or impossible travel and travel delays. Tree branches could fall as well. Use caution while driving.

If you plan to travel, consider alternate strategies. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, carry tire chains, plenty of food, a good deal of water, and warm clothing in your vehicle, in case of an emergency.

Yosemite National Park has temporarily closed Tioga and Glacier Point roads, due to this storm system. These closures may persist for several days or longer. Highway 108 Sonora Pass is closed at Kennedy Meadows. Additionally, Highway 4 Ebbetts Pass is closed at the east end of Lake Alpine.

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