Caltrans issues travel advisory for white Christmas week

The National Weather Service is forecasting a series of winter storms to move through Northern California, starting on Christmas morning and continuing through early next week. Snow levels are forecast to begin at 2,500- 3,500 feet locally on Friday, rising to 4,000 – 6,000 feet for Saturday through Monday. Motorists should check weather and road conditions prior to higher elevation travel during this time period.

Motorists who must travel into higher elevations are advised to carry chains, be prepared for winter driving conditions, expect delays and possible closures and follow instructions of Caltrans personnel and law enforcement.

Truck and/or vehicle screening may go into effect for northbound Interstate 5 traffic at Fawndale Road, approximately 10 miles north of Redding prior to or during storm systems.

For more information, contact the District 2 Public Information Office during business hours at 225-3426; 24/7 updated highway conditions are available via QuickMap (also available by free app for smartphones) or through the Caltrans Highway Information Network at (800) 427-7623.

Motorists can also follow Caltrans District 2 on our Twitter and Facebook pages for important traffic updates.