Caltrans issues winter travel advisory for Nov. 8 – 9

The National Weather Service is forecasting an early winter storm system for the Northern California area beginning this evening (Monday, Nov. 8) and lasting through the day tomorrow (Tuesday, Nov. 9). Snow levels are anticipated to start around 3,000 to 4,000 feet locally and slowly rise through the system. Motorists should plan for chain controls in higher elevations and are advised to check weather and roadway conditions prior to and during breaks in travel.

Higher elevation travel is discouraged during winter weather systems. Motorists traveling into higher elevations must 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 is a possibility for northbound Interstate 5 traffic at Fawndale Road, approximately ten miles north of Redding, depending on roadway conditions or highway incidents.

For more information, contact the District 2 Public Information Office during business hours at 225-3426 or via email. 24/7 updated highway conditions are available via QuickMap (also available by free app for smartphones), One-Stop-Shop (Western U.S.), or through the Caltrans Highway Information Network by calling (800) 427-7623. Motorists can also follow Caltrans District 2 on our Twitter and Facebook pages for important traffic updates.