Caltrans reports a winter storm has severely backed up traffic along Interstate 80 in the Sierra.
Westbound I-80 at Donner Lake Road in Truckee was shut down after multiple spin-outs and collisions. CHP Truckee reports the westbound side of the interstate has reopened.
Drivers were forced to turn around on the eastbound side of the highway at Kingvale, according to the CHP. Around 6 p.m., eastbound lanes reopened.
Caltrans warned drivers about the limited visibility and slippery conditions on the roadways Sunday evening as snow and gusty winds moved through the area.
Chains are required for all vehicles except four-wheel-drive or all-wheel drive vehicles with snow tires in the following areas:
I-80 from Truckee to Drum Forebay
Highway 89 at Picketts Junction to Highway 50
Highway 50 from Meyers to Twin Bridges
Highway 20 from Vista to I-80
#TrafficAlert Winter driving conditions across Sierra area with chain controls on all highways. Spin outs and collisions snarling traffic causing traffic holds until cleared. Expect significant delays. pic.twitter.com/u7uKrOfAun
— Caltrans District 3 (@CaltransDist3) February 19, 2018