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Winter Weather Brings Snow Chain Requirement

11:06 AM, Nov 4, 2008   |    comments
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SACRAMENTO, CA - Traveling to the Sierra required snow chains this morning including both Interstate 80 and Highway 50.


Monday night a series of spin-outs closed Interstate 80 for a brief period of time. Chain requirements on I-80 this morning started about 6100 feet at Kingvale and on Highway 50 they began at Twin Bridges.


The snow chain requirement for HWY 50 was lifted again Monday at 10 a.m.


Chain requirements also included 4, 48, 88, 89 around Lake Tahoe and 108.


The speed limit when chains are required is 35 miles per hour or less.'s traffic page has the latest on road conditions and chain requirements.


Just click on Caltrans Highway Information and type the road you're travelling in the state to get the very latest.


You can also find out if 4-wheel drive and snow tires are enough or chains required for all vehicles. You can also access live Sierra cameras to see what driving and weather conditions look like.



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