The current storm system has brought high winds and mots more snow to the Tahoe area, with more predicted later today into tonight.
A 110-mile-per-hour gust was recorded at the Squaw Valley summit on Monday night, and wind gusts of up to 140 mph are predicted in the next 24 hours along ridge tops in the Sierra.
As the Associated Press reports, high winds on I-580 in Nevada caused two big rigs to overturn, and both wind and snow caused multiple power outages and downed trees from Washington State to Montana.
A winter storm warning remains in effect in the Tahoe area through 4 a.m. Thursday, and 2 to 4 more feet of snow is expected in that time — with as much as 8 feet possible at higher elevations.
Whiteout conditions closed I-80 in both directions at Donner Pass Monday night into early Tuesday. CHP in Truckee reported the freeway reopened Tuesday morning, only to report that it was shut down again at 1:30 p.m.
Drivers can expect intermittent road closures and chain controls throughout the region for the next two days.
Calling this storm system "a marathon and not a sprint," the National Weather Service said Tuesday, "Travel will be tough and possibly impossible at times through the Sierra with no clear break in snowfall once this begins."
Also, they warn to stay away from eaves of buildings where snow has piled on roofs.