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Posted on: March 1, 2019

As another winter storm looms, city staff work around the clock to stay ready

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South Lake Tahoe, CA- A Winter Weather Advisory goes into effect tonight with the National Weather Service predicting a rain/snow event over the weekend.

“It’s the rain that really concerns us about this storm,” said Chris Fiore, Communications Manager, “Rain, on top of the heavy snow we’ve already had can cover drains and cause snow to melt too fast. That can lead to flooding in some areas.”

Remember, the city has two locations open for people to come to get sandbags if they need them. Today is the day to do that.

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

Public works crews have been working hard all winter clearing snow and making roads safe to travel on. Behind the scenes, the maintenance staff has been working hard too. Plows and blowers encounter all kinds of things in the streets, including chains and chunks of metal. If you think it’s easy to get metal out of a snow blower, think again. It is tedious, time-consuming work to get that equipment back up and running.  

“Keeping up with the amount of snow we’ve had this winter takes a village,” said Frank Rush, City Manager, “We are so grateful for everyone involved in keeping the streets clear and safe. It is no easy task.”

City staff will be monitoring weather conditions all weekend. To check weather conditions in real time, click here. Drivers should anticipate delays and increased travel time throughout the week. Travel is not advised as conditions get worse. To check road conditions in real-time, click here. For snow safe suggestions, click here.

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