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California snowstorm interrupts section of 70-mile highway

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California snowstorm interrupts section of 70-mile highway

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A 70-mile stretch of Interstate 80 in California has been closed due to extreme winter conditions, with forecasters warning that travel could be difficult in the coming days.

The California Department of Transportation announced on Twitter that a section of I-80 from Colfax, California to the Nevada border has been closed due to zero visibility conditions.

The National Weather Service (NWS) office in Sacramento, Calif., Has issued a winter storm warning that is expected to impact travel in the mountains and foothills through Tuesday. Areas affected by the storm warning include the Sacramento Valley, western Plumas County, Lassen Volcanic National Park and the northern Sierra Nevada mountain range.

“A winter storm warning for snow means there will be snow-covered roads and limited visibility. It is not recommended to travel while the warning is in effect. If you have to travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency, ”the NWS said.

Snow accumulations of 1 to 3 feet are expected with some localized areas up to 5 feet according to the NWS. The most difficult weather conditions are expected from Sunday evening to Monday morning.

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