A small, but potent winter storm is affecting parts of California northeast of Sacramento. Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories went up late Sunday night and continued into Monday morning where upwards of 14 inches of snow fell. Parts of I-80 were closed to any vehicles without snow tires or chains as travel over Donner Pass was extremely hazardous due to heavy falling snow covering the interstate.
This is the first of several storms expected to impact the region through the upcoming week. Another round of snow is expected Tuesday with a third round coming by late week.
Video package shot on the west side of Truckee, California along I-80 about 90 miles northeast of Sacramento. California crews had I-80 closed below Donner Pass at Truckee to any vehicles without proper tires and chains. Dozens of semi trucks were sitting along the interstate chaining up along with several other smaller vehicles. Vehicles without proper tires or chains were instructed to exit I-80 and return to Truckee, thus unable to continue west to Sacramento.
Scene 1: Establishing shot of the Vista Point rest area sign on the west side of Truckee with heavy snow falling. A highway sign warning drivers of the chain area a mile up I-80.
Scene 2: A highway sign cautioning drivers of ice and snow with many semi trucks visible in the distance pulled off I-80.
Scene 3: Tight shot of ice and snow highway sign.
Scene 4-5: Wide shots of chain area on the west side of Truckee as heavy snow falls.
Scene 6: Shot of CA Highway Patrol vehicles in the heavy falling snow.
Scene 7: Shot of slow moving traffic moving along side several semis on the side of the interstate.
Scene 8: Shot looking back at string of vehicles on the side of I-80 in the heavy falling snow.
Scene 9: Tighter shot of smaller vehicles with people assisting in chain installation in heavy falling snow.
Scene 10-11: Man in reflective outfit putting chains on a passenger car in very heavy falling snow.
Scene 12: Tight shot of man putting chains on a passenger car tire while another man holds a flashlight.
Scene 13: Oncoming traffic in the heavy falling snow driving slowly by a string of pulled over vehicles.
Scene 14: Shot of chain-up area in heavy falling snow with several people out of their vehicles.
Scene 15: A California highway truck driving the wrong way on I-80 in the heavy snow.
Scene 16: Pickup truck with camper parked on the side of I-80 in the snow.
Scene 17-19: Shot of semi truck driver putting chains on this cab along the side of I-80 in the snow.
Scene 20: Car pulling away from a man standing along the side of I-80 in the heavy falling snow.
Scene 21: Shot of two semi trucks in the heavy falling snow.
Scene 22: One semi pulling onto I-80 as another semi at the rear pulls in to chain up.
Scene 23: Shot looking down I-80 in the heavy falling snow with semis on the side of the highway and a couple slowly coming up the highway.
Scene 24: Shot of two semis from behind in the heavy falling snow.
Scene 25-26: Shot of a California highway vehicle in heavy falling snow with amber light flashing at the base of an exit near Truckee along I-80.
Scene 27-29: POV driving shots showing the heavy snow falling as well as the coverage of lanes along I-80 near Truckee.
Scene 30-32: Shots of heavy falling snow in street lights.
Scene 33: Panning shot of heavy snow in streetlight to I-80 as a car drives away.