Despite the best efforts of plows and crews snow is quickly piling up on local roads, with around four inches accumulating on Susanville streets so far. Slick roads kept one of the westbound lanes of Susanville’s Main Street closed for a good part of the afternoon as a tractor trailer rig was stuck on the hill near the Sierra Theatre. The truck finally gained traction and cleared the roadway around 5:00.
Officers from the Susanville Police Department and California Highway Patrol dealt with a non-stop onslaught of minor traffic accidents once the snow began sticking around 1:00p.m.
All across the county emergency personnel and first responders, along with a cadre of tow trucks have spent the better part of the day dealing with weather related incidents.
Weather forecasters are expecting additional accumulations overnight – 1 to 4 more inches here in the valley and 5 to 9 inches above 5000 feet west of highway 395. Lows will drop to the mid-20s overnight. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph…except higher gusts to near 65 mph in wind prone areas along highway 395.
For road conditions you can follow this link over to CalTrans’ website or call the road condition hotline at 1-800.427.7623.