COLFAX (CBS13) – On Mother’s Day, people must pass through Donner Summit more than flowers for mom once chain controls I went into effect like snow hit Sierra.
Colfax saw the winter mix with mostly rain on and off during the day. So for some it was a surprise. drivers travel up mountains to find snow and ice hitting their windshields.
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“Yes, it’s waiting,” said Mark McNabb, a resident of Nevada. “So, drive very slowly and carefully.”
Caltrans video shows slush building on roads creating smooth conditions. The wind was another problem for drivers like snow was blowing, worsening visibility.
“The most important thing: slowly down“said John Major, a chain installer along I-80 east of Nyack.
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Seth Hartigan of Nevada traveled to see family for Mothers Day. Upon returning home, he said that he had been caught. off- to guard with no chains.
“I’m worried that they won’t let me through without them,” he said.
AT one point, ice thrown area how snowdrifts turned white knuckles drive throughout the Sierra.
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“Coming back it started around 2 o’clock [with] squalls,” said Dennis Donavan. of Vacaville. He took his wife on mother’s day weekend at lake tahoe. “And then we got to the Donner Summit, which was disgusting.”