April snow expected to clear out tonight | TheUnion.com

April snow expected to clear out tonight

Snow began falling in the Grass Valley and Nevada City area about 7:30 a.m. today and is expected to continue into the evening.

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a snow advisory for the western slope of the northern Sierra, where snow levels dipped to 2,000 feet. Up to seven inches of new snow is expected at the higher elevations and motorists should check road conditions by calling 1-800-427-7623 before driving into the mountains.

Chains are required from six miles east of Nevada City on Highway 20 to the Interstate-80 junction, according to the California Highway Patrol. In Sierra County, chains or snow tires are required over the Yuba Pass from Bassetts to Sattley.

The snow and rain is expected to stop tonight with the next precipitation predicted for Tuesday.

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