SODA SPRINGS — There are a few ensures that include the primary huge snow of the season — lovely views, visitors on Interstate eighty and unprepared guests.
Devoted snow lovers drove to the Sierra regardless of the freezing temperatures and icy winds simply to benefit from the winter-like climate.
“The entire method up right here all we have been speaking about is how lovely it seems simply to see all of the snow,” stated Lane Area of Rocklin. “It has been so scorching in Sacramento, so to return up right here and get away from that’s tremendous good.”
For some, the journey to the mountains was particularly thrilling.
“I’ve by no means seen or touched snow earlier than,” stated Dung Nguyen, who trekked to Donner Summit from the Bay Space to vary that.
Naked palms did not cease Nguyen from snapping footage to recollect the expertise.
“It is chilly, it is so much colder than you see within the films I feel,” he stated.
A primary for Nguyen is a typical day for Caltrans. Their recommendation for drivers hitting the street this weekend was to verify the climate first to know what to anticipate, then be sure that brakes, windshield wipers and tires are in good situation. When enforced, chain management will cease drivers with out chains or 4-wheel drive and have them flip round.
With snow anticipated on and off within the Sierra all through the weekend it is best to be ready and depart the shorts at house.