South Lake Tahoe sees 1st snowfall of the season

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021
South Lake Tahoe sees 1st snowfall of the season
South Lake Tahoe saw a snowy change in climate that drivers weren't expecting.

LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (KGO) -- Here's a much different scenario than what we've seen in South Lake Tahoe recently.

Check out this view of town and the snowfall coming down on Monday.

After a very dry summer and the flames from the Caldor Fire, the season's first snow dusted Tahoe with a nice layer of powder.

There was enough to require chains along Highway 50 between Twin Bridges and Meyers.

Many drivers were caught off guard without them, so traffic was brought to a standstill in many places.

CALDOR FIRE: Video compilation shows terrifying evacuation situation in South Lake Tahoe

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