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It may have taken a little longer to get here, but snow in the Sierra is now coming down heavy. Cars waiting in traffic are seeing snow pile up in the inches before they move ahead.

Several cars spun off the highway near Truckee in the snow, shutting down eastbound traffic on I-80 for a few hours Friday afternoon.

Around 12:30, a Toyota 4Runner spun out near Big Bend, about ten miles before Truckee along I-80.

Shortly after, more cars went off the road, including a Suzuki, Suburban, Volkswagon and Mustang. At this time, it does not appear that anyone was seriously hurt.

CHP is now checking for chains at Applegate and Truckee along I-80. Chains are also required along Highway 50, between Twin Bridges and Meyers.

Drivers along Highway 88 are not being asked to chain up as of 2pm on Friday.

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