The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is advising motorists that rain and snow is projected for today and tomorrow in the Sierra.
Caltrans urges motorists traveling over the Interstate 80 (I-80) and U.S. Highway 50 (US 50) corridors that chain controls may be in effect due to ice and snow at the summits. Motorists should plan ahead for adverse driving conditions by packing provisions, ensuring the vehicle is in good working order with proper tire tread and to carry chains.
Most traffic interfering work will be suspended for the holiday weekend. However, motorists can expect all lanes on I-80 from Highway 20 to Cisco Grove to be in a
temporary construction configuration with lanes narrowed to 11-feet. There are no scheduled lane restrictions on US 50.
Caltrans urges all motorists to use caution in this area and to “Slow for the Cone Zone.”