Current Conditions

Highway 50 Lake Tahoe Basin
Chains are required on all vehicles except 4-wheel-drive vehicles with snow tires on all 4 wheels from twin bridges to meyers (el dorado co).

Please research chain control locations as caltrans is currently working to update chain control descriptions for consistency with internet mapping, like google maps & mapquest.

This highway information is the latest reported as of Sunday, December 15th, 2019 at 07:29 am.
Highway 80 Northern California Area & Sierra Nevada
**for eastbound traffic: chains are required on all vehicles except 4-wheel-drive vehicles with snow tires on all 4 wheels from cisco (placer co) to truckee (nevada co) please research chain control locations as caltrans is currently working to update chain control descriptions for consistency with internet mapping, like google maps & mapquest.

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.

**for westbound traffic: chains are required on all vehicles except 4-wheel-drive vehicles with snow tires on all 4 wheels from truckee to 2.5 mi east of the jct of sr 20 (nevada co).

Please research chain control locations as caltrans is currently working to update chain control descriptions for consistency with internet mapping, like google maps & mapquest.

Westbound trucks are being screened at overland trail /in truckee/ (nevada co) drivers must have maximum chains in their possession in order to proceed permit loads are prohibited.

This highway information is the latest reported as of Sunday, December 15th, 2019 at 07:29 am.
 
Note: When chains are required, they are required on all vehicles except 4-wheel-drive vehicles with snow tires on all 4 wheels
 
 
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Highway 50 at Meyers
Highway 50 at Echo Summit
Highway 50 at Twin Bridges
Highway 50 at Sierra at Tahoe
Highway 80 at Castle Peak
Highway 80 at Kingvale
Installing Chains