Tahoe in the News

Heavy snow closes I-80 in the Sierra, wreaks havoc on Tahoe travel

San Francisco Chronicle, Gwendolyn Wu
January 6, 2019

When Katja Nelson traveled to Lake Tahoe this weekend, she expected a white wedding, not whiteout conditions.

What normally would be a four-hour drive back to San Francisco turned into a daylong mess for the Airtable product manager and her boyfriend. The couple had traveled up to the Sierra for a friend’s wedding. Their car inched along Interstate 80 in Donner Pass for several hours, hit patches of black ice and eventually slid off into a snowbank.

“We were there for about an hour trying to get the car out but also worried about continuing to slide down the mountain without much control,” Nelson said.

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