Are chains required on Donner Pass tonight?

Are chains required on Donner Pass tonight?

Where are chains required? Chains are most often required in the higher mountain passes of northern California, such as Interstate 5 north of Redding, Interstate 80 over Donner Pass between Sacramento and Reno, Nevada, and US Highway 50 over Echo summit between Lake Tahoe and Sacramento.

Are chains required in Tahoe right now?

Requirement 1 (R-1): Chains are required on all vehicles except passenger vehicles and light-duty trucks under 6,000 pounds gross weight and equipped with snow tires on at least two drive wheels. Chains must be carried by vehicles using snow tires.

Is chain law in effect on Donner Pass?

Cal Trans District 3 is reporting that chain controls are once again in effect on I-80 as of Wednesday evening. Chains are required eastbound from Kingvale to Donner Lake Interchange and westbound from the Donner Lake Interchange to Rainbow. The speed limit during chain controls on I-80 is 30 mph.

Is Highway 80 open to Tahoe?

I-80 West is OPEN with no restrictions.

Do I need chains to drive to Reno tomorrow?

The National Weather Service in Reno says all Sierra Nevada passes are requiring chain controls on all vehicles except four-wheel drive with snow tires.

Is Route 88 CA Open?

State Route 88 (Amador County) Carson Spur is now open. Chains are required from Ham’s Station to Woodfords on all vehicles except 4WD/AWD with snow tires on all four wheels. KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Check or call 1-800-427-7623 for road conditions.

Do I need chains in 3 inches of snow?

Four- and all-wheel-drive vehicles must carry traction devices in chain control areas. Requirement 3: Chains or traction devices are required on all vehicles, no exceptions.

How to use the Donner Pass I80 traffic map?

How to use the Donner Pass I80 Traffic Map Traffic flow lines: Red lines = Heavy traffic flow, Yellow/Orange lines = Medium flow and Green = normal traffic. Black lines or No traffic flow lines could indicate a closed road, but in most cases it means that either there is not enough vehicle flow to register or traffic isn’t monitored.

Do you have to have chain control over Donner Pass?

Whenever chain controls are posted over Donner Pass on Interstate 80, heavy trucks are usually required to have link-type chain on at least the main drive axle. Must chains be carried in exempted vehicles?

Where do you need chains to drive in California?

Chains are also sometimes required on State Route 58 near Tehachapi between Bakersfield and Mojave, Interstate 15 over Cajon Pass between Victorville and San Bernardino, and Interstate 5 over Tejon Pass between Los Angeles and Bakersfield. However, snow can fall unseasonably at higher elevations at many locations within California.

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