Low Snow Closes I-80 from Nevada State Line to Applegate

PLACER COUNTY -- Interstate 80 closed down starting early Monday from the Nevada State Line to Applegate due to heavy snow.

Caltrans is hoping to reopen the roadways early Monday afternoon.

Thirty-two inches of snow has fallen since Sunday at Donner Pass.

The California Highway Patrol reported the closures at around 4:55 a.m., contributing them to white out conditions and traction issues along the roadways. Snow-drifts were cause for concern as they piled up as high as 5 feet.

Snow fell as low as Auburn Monday morning, holding people back from their morning commute.

Crews work to pull a tractor from the snow. (Credit: CHP Truckee)

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