Lake Tahoe residents dig out after heavy snowfall

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INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (KOLO) At Mount Rose summit, the snow level is just low enough where the elevation sign isn’t covered up, but that might change soon.

“It seems every time we are digging out, here comes another one like tonight,” said Ruth Glass of Incline Village.

All around the lake, residents are still digging out after parts of Lake Tahoe reported three feet of snowfall in a 24-hour stretch.

“We have a small snow blower,” Glass added. “It doesn’t do it, so we hired someone who can shoot it straight up; otherwise it just piles up next to the driveway.”

Down the street, Jesus Bohorquez and his crew with GMB Snow Removal had plenty of work.

“I have 2 groups of 3 plus myself, so seven guys,” he explained, adding they have cleared off about ten homes so far this week.

Bohorquez says there was actually more snow on the other side of the lake.

“I think we got more snow on west shore,” he remarked. “It’s crazy over there.”

And far as how you can prepare, Glass says don’t try to do it all at once.

“It’s good to get things clear before you start.” she said. “Put down salt and sand so it will melt, but there isn’t a whole lot you can do other than buy your milk, bread and spinach.”