South Lake Tahoe Residents Encouraged to Prepare for Winter Storm Warning

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE -- Officials are urging South Lake Tahoe residents to get ready ahead of the upcoming Winter Storm Warning.

The weekend's storm will bring heavy snowfall and rain Friday night into Saturday and continue Sunday into Monday night.

According to the National Weather Service, that means a total of around 2 to 4 feet of snow at lake level and 3 to 6 feet in areas above 7,000 feet. Wind gusts during the storm could also reach up to 100 mph over ridges and officials are concerned about potential flooding.

The city of South Lake Tahoe wants travelers to avoid the roadways during the storm.

Residents can get sandbags through Friday between 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the following locations:

City Public Works Yard, 1160 Rufus Allen Blvd.
Fire Station 3, 2101 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

Residents have to fill their own bags and should leave shovels at the locations.

The city's snow removal phone line is 530-542-6030. County residents can call 530-573-3180.

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