Weekend storm to impact drivers

Caltrans is warning area drivers of winter weather conditions in the coming days.

According to Caltrans, the National Weather Service is forecasting a series of winter storms to move through Northern California beginning today, Friday, Feb. 8 and extending into Monday, Feb. 11.

Moderate to heavy rain and mountain snow are anticipated throughout the weekend, with snow levels ranging from 2,500 feet on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9 down to 1,000 feet on Sunday, Feb. 10 and Monday.

Motorists traveling into higher elevations are advised to travel with chains, be prepared for winter driving conditions and expect delays.

Truck and/or vehicle screening is anticipated for Northbound Interstate 5 travelers at Fawndale Road, approximately 10 miles north of Redding, during these storm systems.

Caltrans District 2 maintenance crews are staffed and prepared for winter weather travel. Motorists are urged to drive slowly and carefully around the crews as they work the highways.

Winter weather driving information can be viewed at the District 2 Winter Maintenance and Operations webpage at dot.ca.gov/dist2/chainup/winmaint.htm.

Information on chain requirements can be viewed at dot.ca.gov/cttravel/chain-controls.html.

For more information, contact the District 2 Public Information Office during business hours at 225-3426. The District 2 Road Conditions Hotline is available 24/7 at 225-3452 and is updated with significant traffic impacts.

Motorists can also follow Caltrans District 2 on its Twitter and Facebook pages.