Morning snow creates traffic problems |

Morning snow creates traffic problems

The year’s second snowfall to reach lower elevations fell Tuesday morning, leaving drivers slipping and sliding but causing no serious accidents, law enforcement officials reported.

Several vehicles spun or were stuck in the snow, including an empty school bus that slid off West Main Street in Grass Valley around 9:15 a.m.

The bus’s plight attracted the attention of another school bus driver, whose vehicle also slipped of the road, said Jerri Cabral, a supervisor for Durham Transportation, which provides bus services.

No students were aboard either bus and the drivers were not injured, Cabral said.

The mishap capped off a morning of delays for the bus service.

“The buses were running quite late, but we got it done,” Cabral said.

The snowfall, which reached well below 2,500 feet, knocked out power to only 10 Nevada County residences, Pacific Gas and Electric spokeswoman Lisa Randle said.

For more photos of the snow and problems it created, visit

To read more about the weather, read Wednesday’s The Union.

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