Whiteout driving.


PLACERVILLE, Cal. (NWS Sacramento) — Dangerous mountain travel conditions are forecast Sunday – Monday.

If you have travel plans, it will be best to finish your travel by 1 pm tomorrow.

  • Travel is HIGHLY DISCOURAGED through Monday night!
  • Blowing winds & heavy snow will cause whiteout conditions.
  • Best time to travel is today into Friday morning. Conditions will start to deteriorate Friday afternoon.

Travel is HIGHLY DISCOURAGED Friday afternoon – Monday night

Be prepared for:

  • Chain Controls;
  • Lengthy Delays;
  • Possible road closures;
  • Whiteout conditions.

Whiteout conditions:

When the sky is overcast and the ground is snow covered, the landscape may appear entirely white, with no visible horizon.

Whiteout is a weather condition in which the contours and landmarks in a snow-covered zone become almost indistinguishable.

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