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Update: Snow & Rain Prompt Chain Restrictions on Mountain Highways

Published On: Feb 19 2013 11:09:31 AM CST
Updated On: Feb 19 2013 01:28:26 PM CST
Shingletown snow accident photo
REDDING, Calif. -

Rain and snow have begun falling across California, as another winter storm touches down in the state.

In Shingletown, a woman's car skidded 30 feet off the road.  Trees prevented it from rolling further down the embankment.  The driver suffered minor injuries.

Caltrans traffic cameras showed snow on the ground in the Sierra Nevada on this morning. San Francisco Bay area commuters, meanwhile, were encountering rain showers.

As of 10:10 a.m. Tuesday, the following chain requirements were in effect:

I-5
No restrictions

SR44
-Chains are required on single axle drive vehicles towing trailers from 5 mi west to 3 mi west of Shingletown (Shasta Co)
-Chains or snow tires are required from Viola to Old Station (Shasta Co) Eskimo Hill.
-Chains are required on single axle drive vehicles towing trailers from 8 mi west of Bogard Ranger Station to Bogard Ranger Station (Lassen Co)

SR299
-Chains are required on all vehicles except 4-wheel-drive vehicles with snow tires on all 4 wheels from 11 mi east of Douglas City (Trinity Co) to 19 mi  west of Redding (Shasta Co) /Buckhorn Summit  
- Chains or snow tires are required from 3 mi east of Montgomery Creek to 3 mi west of Burney (Shasta Co) /Hatchet Mountain
-Cchains are required on single axle drive vehicles towing trailers from  10 mi west of Canby to 7 mi west of Canby (Modoc Co) /Adin Mountain

SR89
-Chains or snow tires are required from McCloud to 0.5 mi south of the jct of
I-5 (Siskiyou Co) /McCloud Summit

SR36
-chains or snow tires are required from 3 mi west of Mad River (Trinity Co) to Mad River (Trinity Co)
-Chains are required on all vehicles except 4-wheel-drive vehicles with snow tires on all 4 wheels from 3 mi east of Mad River to 5 mi west of Forest Glen  (Trinity Co) /South Fork Mountain/  
-Chains or snow tires are required from Forest Glen (Trinity Co) to Platina  (Shasta Co)  
-Chains or snow tires are required from 8 mi west to 9 mi east of Mineral (Tehama Co) /Morgan Summit