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Rain slows traffic in Sierra; mountain snow in forecast

October 28, 2016

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Heavy rain is moving into parts of the Sierra, slowing traffic over the mountain passes and triggering flood watches and weather advisories along the California-Nevada line.

 

It's the first of back-to-back storms that are expected to make for a wet Halloween weekend across much of northern Nevada, with snow in the upper elevations and winds gusting up to 80 mph over the ridgetops.

 

The eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 were closed for several hours early Friday just west of the state line after one semi-truck rolled over and was hit by another near Floriston, California. All lanes were reopened by 3:30 a.m.

 

A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 11 p.m. Sunday around Lake Tahoe. Up to 2 inches of snow is forecast at lake level with anywhere from 6 to 18 inches possible above 7,000 fee

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