Snow returns to Reno-Sparks area and Sierra Nevada

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RENO, Nev. (AP) - After an unusually dry and warm February, snow has returned to the Reno-Sparks area and the Sierra Nevada.

A screenshot of a California Department of Transportation traffic camera in the Blue Canyon area.

The National Weather Service in Reno says the storm is causing significant travel impacts over Interstate 80 and through the Sierra. Chain controls are widespread in the Sierra and Lake Tahoe region.

Snow totals by Sunday morning ranged from about 1 foot of new snow at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe to 1 inch in Spanish Springs. At the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, about 1.7 inches of snow was reported. South Lake Tahoe reported 8 inches of snow by mid-morning Sunday.

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National Weather Service snow totals:

LocationSnowfall totals
Mount Rose Summit11
Incline Village10
Alpine Meadows8
Mammoth Mountain8
Squaw Valley8
South Lake Tahoe6
Gardnerville Ranchos6
Southwest Reno5
South Reno4
Carson City3
Sun Valley2.7
Northeast Reno2.5