SNOW UPDATES: Nevada County buildings closed; Chain control on Hwy 20 near Nevada City area (VIDEO) |

SNOW UPDATES: Nevada County buildings closed; Chain control on Hwy 20 near Nevada City area (VIDEO)

The Union staff

A look at some of the street conditions driving up from South county this morning, courtesy of Keith hagen.

Also go to The Union Now for more live news coverage:

UPDATE 5 p.m.

Working the powder:

UPDATE 12:50 p.m.: Via Caltrans website

UPDATE 12 p.m.

More snow scenes:

UPDATE 11 a.m.

UPDATES 10:40 a.m.

UPDATE 10:30 a.m.

Thanks for the submission Marcie Reedy in Alta Sierra!

From reader Marcie Reedy in Alta Sierra: New puppy “Diva”having a first snow experience with her sister. #theunion


More updates:

Thanks for The Union contributor Juan Browne for this view from Banner Mountain:

UPDATE 9:52 a.m.

UPDATE from 9:50 a.m.


UPDATE from 9:40 a.m.


UPDATE from 8:50 a.m.

UPDATE from 8:30 a.m.



Snow in Alta Sierra this morning:

Snowing in Alta Sierra! #snow #snowday #snow? #snowishere #theunionnow

A post shared by The Union (@theunionnews) on

UPDATE: 8 a.m.: Different chain control requirement for Highway 20 per Caltrans: “Chains or traction devices are required on all vehicles except four wheel/all wheel drive vehicles with snow-tread tires on all four wheels.

(Four wheel/all wheel drive vehicles must carry traction devices in chain control areas).”

Initial post:

Per Caltrans website this morning for Highway 49: “Chains are being 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. All vehicles towing trailers must have chains on one drive axle.

Trailers with brakes must have chains on at least one axle.”

Areas of chain control according to Caltrans map as of 7:30 a.m.:

UPDATE from 7 a.m.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.