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Snow and Ice Cause Semis to Spin Out on California Highway

Snow and ice on the roads caused several semi-trailers to spin out or get stuck in the area of Truckee, California, on Monday, March 6, said the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

The spinouts caused traffic delays on the I-80 as several “big rigs” were left stranded, unable to get traction, CHP said.

The delays had been resolved and traffic was flowing normally by Monday night, but tire chains were required for all vehicles, according to Caltrans.

By Monday, Truckee had received 16 feet of snow in the two weeks, and was expecting more, CHP said.

This was one of many traffic disruptions in the area in recent days. Credit: CHP Truckee via Storyful