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Road report

Going out and into Fallon. Chains or snow tires required. Restrictions according to NDOT, may be lifting between 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on certain highways.

Interstate 80 from CalTans:

[IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA – SOLANO CO]

A HIGH WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT AT THE SAN FRANCISCO-OAKLAND BAY BRIDGE

/IN SAN FRANCISCO/ (SAN FRANCISCO,ALAMEDA CO) – TRAVEL IS NOT RECOMMENDED

FOR CAMPERS, TRAILERS OR PERMIT LOADS

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[IN THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA & SIERRA NEVADA]

IS CLOSED TO ALL TRACTOR-TRAILER COMBINATIONS FROM APPLEGATE (PLACER CO)

TO THE NEVADA STATE LINE – DUE TO HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS

CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT 4-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES WITH SNOW

TIRES ON ALL 4 WHEELS FROM COLFAX (PLACER CO) TO THE NEVADA STATE LINE

EASTBOUND TRUCKS ARE BEING SCREENED AT APPLEGATE (PLACER CO) – DRIVERS MUST

HAVE MAXIMUM CHAINS IN THEIR POSSESSION IN ORDER TO PROCEED – PERMIT LOADS ARE

PROHIBITED

U.S. 50 in California:

[IN THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA]

CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT 4-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES WITH SNOW

TIRES ON ALL 4 WHEELS FROM 4 MI EAST OF PLACERVILLE TO MEYERS (EL DORADO CO)

AFE DRIVING:

Only travel in winter weather when necessary, leave enough time to safely reach your destination and plan your route to avoid snowy/icy areas and steep hills

Before driving, check weather and road conditions by dialing 511 within Nevada (or 1-877-NV-ROADS outside of Nevada)

Share your travel itinerary so others know when to expect you

Remove snow and ice from all vehicle windows, mirrors, lights, turn signals and license plates

Buckle up

Turn on headlights to see and be seen

Turn off cruise control

Avoid quick starts, stops and fast turns. Accelerate, brake and steer smoothly and gradually

Reduce speed. Speed limits are based on normal road and weather conditions, not winter road conditions

Do not slam on brakes. Apply steady pressure on ABS-equipped vehicles and pump the brakes if necessary on non-ABS vehicles

Always comply with all posted chain requirements

If your vehicle has snow tires, install and use them between October 1 and April 30

Keep additional distance from other vehicles

Watch carefully for snow removal equipment

Do not pass without good distance and sight clearance

Use extra caution on bridges, ramps, overpasses and shaded areas- they may freeze first

Maintain a high fuel level

If vehicle begins to skid, steer in direction of slide and slowly remove foot from accelerator

Be aware of black ice

If parked or stuck in snow, leave window slightly cracked for ventilation and make sure vehicle exhaust system is clear of snow

Always carry tire chains, especially when traveling in mountain passes or typically snowy areas

Remember – 4-wheel-drive vehicles cannot necessarily turn or stop any better than 2-wheel-drive vehicles

CARRY WITH YOU:

Tire chains / tow strap

Flashlight

Spare batteries

Ice scraper

Cell phone for emergency communication (do not use while driving)

Snow shovel

Flares

Jumper cables

Small bag of sand for wheel traction

Extra winter clothes / coat / gloves / socks

Blanket or sleeping bag

Non-perishable foods / water

First aid supplies / prescription medication

Battery-operated radio

Candles / matches or lighter

State map for navigation in event of winter detour

SNOWPLOW SAFETY:

Use caution when following, passing or approaching snow removal equipment

Drive a safe distance behind snowplows. Plows often travel slower than other vehicles to remove snow, apply sand and liquid anti-icers and assist stranded vehicles

Before attempting to pass snow removal equipment, check direction of snow discharge to avoid snow and debris thrown from equipment. Remember that plows are wider than most vehicles and portions of the plow and blade may be obscured by blowing snow

Don't crowd the plow. Only pass snow removal vehicles when a safe, legal passing area is available and adequately clear of snow and/or treated with salt and sand

Don't travel beside a snowplow. They can shift sideways after hitting snow packs or drifts

When a plow approaches you, allow the plow room to operate by reducing speed and moving to the right side of the road if there is room to safely do so

Do not brake with unnecessary sudden movements when in front of a snowplow – plows cannot stop as quickly as an automobile

Don't drive through white out conditions caused by swirling snow around a snowplow. Safely pull to the side or slow to allow visibility to improve

Remember that a snowplow operator's field of vision is restricted. You may see them, but they may not see you