Heavy Snow Reduces Visibility Near California-Nevada Border

Motorists traveling on I-80 along Lake Tahoe were warned of poor visibility on Saturday, January 14, as a snowstorm swept through the Sierra Nevada mountains.

The National Weather Service forecasted snowfall rates of 2-3 inches per hour were possible for Saturday afternoon. Heavy snow with additional accumulations of 8 to 18 inches was expected for the Greater Lake Tahoe area until 10 am on Tuesday.

Officials said parts of the I-80 highway in northern California were closed on Saturday, due to poor visibility.

Footage shows the conditions in Crystal Bay, Nevada, on the border with California. Credit: @Son_of_Sandor via Storyful